Academic Programs (foundations)


The Foundations Program in the School of Art at Kent State is a series of courses that reveal the underlying visual rules and artistic strategies that run throughout all of our School’s majors. Foundations projects are often faster paced, unpredictable, and are not specific to a particular material or process. Foundations projects frequently challenge students to transform cheap, free, or found materials into extraordinary new compositions and push students to work in new ways.

No matter what level of experience our students bring with them, by working with varying materials, sizes, time limits, and environments, each student’s comfort zone rapidly expands to encompass new creative territory. Experimentation, collaboration, and online resources like our Foundations Program website create a shared experience that introduces students to each other and to the breadth of experiences ahead in the School of Art.