Empowering global leaders to transform lives through the arts.
Welcome to Kent State University's College of the Arts, where you can experience our nationally and internationally recognized programs and learn from faculty who are leaders in the fields of visual, performing and design arts.
Our multitude of program options, including 28 majors, 20 minors and our signature Arts Entrepreneurship minor, make us the destination of choice for your arts education.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to our mission to be creative leaders and transform lives through the arts.
College of the Arts Condemns Racism and Violence Against Asian Community
Hate has no home at Kent State University.
Hate has no home in the College of the Arts.
The College of the Arts condemns the ongoing incidents of hate, racism, xenophobia, and violence against the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community. In the past year, there were more than 3,800 hate incidents against persons of Asian descent in the United States and on Tuesday, eight people, including six Asian women, were murdered in the Atlanta metro area. This bigotry and violence must stop.
Thai Ensemble Makes Music Through Pandemic
Kent State University's Thai Ensemble, one of only three in the United States academic system, has continued to learn and practice Thai classical music through the COVID-19 pandemic. Housed in Kent State's Glauser School of Music and led by Assistant Professor Priwan Nanongkham, Ph.D., the ensemble was recently featured in a piece by VOA (Voice of America) News, which serves an estimated 280 million people weekly.
Black Theatre Association Celebrates Black History Month With Docuseries Projects
Kent State University's Black Theatre Association is celebrating Black History Month throughout February with two different projects, currently being shared through the organization's Instagram account (@BTAKentState).
The first project, "Black Excellence Spotlight," will feature profiles celebrating black excellence and accomplishments. Curated by first year theatre students Noah Brock and Kia Render, new installments of "Black Excellence Spotlight" will be posted every Monady and Friday.
Six Faculty, Four Alumni Receive Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards
Ten Kent State University School of Art faculty and alumni have been awarded the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Awards for 2021. Full-time faculty members Peter Christian Johnson, Taryn McMahon, Andrea Myers, and Shawn Powell were selected for the award. Four School of Art alumni including Tom Bartel (B.F.A. ‘93), Sarah McMahon (M.F.A. ‘18), Marc Ross (M.F.A.’80), and Priscilla Roggenkamp (M.F.A. ‘99) were also included on the list, as well as part-time faculty in Foundations, Sharon Koelblinger and Professor Emeritus Paul O’Keeffe.
Davin Ebanks Opens Solo Exhibition at The Sculpture Center
Davin Ebanks, assistant professor of glass, has a solo exhibition at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland on view Jan. 29 through Mar. 13, 2021. “Nowhere is Blue” includes new glass sculptures created by Ebanks that serve as metaphors for the subjective nature of identity and personal narrative.
Professor Yuko Kurahashi Receives 2020 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award
Congratulations to professor Yuko Kurahashi, Ph.D. on her receipt of Kent State University's 2020 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award for her exceptional contribution to theatre scholarship and research.
Coronavirus Updates and FAQs
Important information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding Kent State's policies to combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Learn More