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
An Evening with the Arts 2019


An Evening with the Arts
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.
Center for the Visual Arts

An immersive evening of art, music, dance and design. Interspersed with an awards ceremony recognizing a specially-selected group of College of the Arts alumni, faculty and friends who embody distinguished achievement. These festivities are unprecedented!

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The Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra Will Visit Kent State University’s Kent Campus This November

Kent State University welcomes The Cleveland Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. for a free performance in University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall. The concert is presented thanks to the longtime partnership between Kent State and The Cleveland Orchestra.

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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 an approved internship and a study-away experience before graduating.  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.

  • Stratosphere




    The College of the Arts encourages entries from all artists, regardless of their major or experience. All KENT Campus undergraduate students are eligible to enter! Free submission of up to three pieces. Any 2-D or 3-D accepted.

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