A nationally ranked and internationally recognized educational leader in the visual, performing and design arts. Explore how each school is dedicated to transforming lives through the arts.

10shows per season through Theatre and Dance
100%of Fashion School students study away and complete an internship for credit
6specialized academic programs through School of Art

Give to the Arts

Kent State offers a full spectrum of options for charitable giving. You can make an immediate and dramatic impact on the University's people and programs.

Gifts may be designated to support a scholarship, school, or college, or any other program in the university. Donations to the College of the Arts can support programs such as Kent/Blossom Music, Kent/Blossom Art, or Porthouse Theatre, along with many others. For information or specific opportunities, please contact one of our Advancement Officers.

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The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music building

2019 Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Awards

Nominations open July 1, 2019 through Sunday, Sept. 8 (11:59 p.m.)

Descriptions of Awards

2019 Award Nomination Form



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  • School of Art

    School of Art

    Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s top 100 graduate programs in the visual arts, the School of Art provides endless opportunities for undergraduates delving into fine art, crafts, art history and art education. Students are supported and challenged by a worldclass faculty, who stimulate creativity in the classroom, studio and gallery spaces.

  • Fashion School

    Fashion School

    At the Fashion School, design and merchandising majors showcase their talent and innovation in real-world settings. This energized atmosphere has earned the school a consistent ranking among the best fashion programs nationally and globally. Students are required to complete both an approved internship and study-away experience before graduating, and more than 3,000 alumni can be found throughout the industry working for the world’s most recognized brands.

  • School of Music

    School of Music

    The School of Music alumni network comprises a global ensemble of music performers and educators embedded in the world's most prestigious musical institutions. The school is one of the busiest on campus. Music pours out of practice studios, ensembles gather for rehearsal, faculty members attend student recitals and highly coveted guest artists teach master classes.

  • School of Theatre and Dance

    School of Theatre and Dance

    Theatre and Dance students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of their art at one of the nation's highest-ranked public research universities. From dawn until long after dark, the Center for the Performing Arts is alive with students' creative activities.

  • Kent State University Museum

    Kent State University Museum

    The Kent State University Museum contains important collections of fashion and decorative arts. Its eight galleries feature changing exhibitions of work by many of the world's great artists and designers.

  • Kent Creativity Festival

    Kent Creativity Festival

    The Kent Creativity Festival is back for 2019!  Save the date!


    Artists prepare and lead interactive creative activities that will engage and inspire visitors to explore their own creativity and participate in the joy and transformative power of making art and sharing it with others. Each spring we send out a Call for Artists throughout the region to participate in the September festival.  There is no cost to the artist and if they are chosen they will receive a stipend to help cover the cost of their supplies. Slots are limited!