History | Kent State University

History

The School of Art at Kent State University was established around 1940 and maintains a tradition of excellence in visual arts education, creation, scholarship and leadership.  Its undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts offer a range of directions and opportunities in the fields of arts education, art history, and a comprehensive array of studio disciplines including painting, drawing, print media & photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry/metals/enameling, and textiles. Throughout its long history programs in graphic design, industrial design, and film studies were also part of the offerings. The school is also celebrating a 50-year legacy of Kent Blossom Art summer workshops.  The program, which started in 1968, brings artists from all over the country to teach, give demonstrations and lectures at Kent State University.