The College of the Arts continues to advance as a nationally ranked and internationally recognized leader in the visual, performing and design arts.

The college aspires to use its distinctive and innovative resources to engage local and global communities to imagine, create and transform through the arts. Our passion is "transforming lives through the arts!" Our resources include:

  • Over 100 full-time faculty serving more than 2,600 student majors
  • Nine degree options and more than 50 individual program concentrations
  • Baccalaureate through doctoral degrees
  • NYC Fashion Studio and a myriad of study-abroad opportunities
  • Internships and workshops focused on career entry


School of Art

  • Undergraduate Programs

    Undergraduate Programs

    The School of Art provides endless opportunities for undergraduates delving into Art Education, Art History and Studio Art. Kent State University offers B.A. degrees in all three programs as well as a B.F.A. degree in Studio Art.

  • Graduate Programs

    Graduate Programs

    The School of Art at Kent State University offers the only M.F.A. program in northeast Ohio and provides abundant opportunities for graduate students to advance their skills in all areas of visual art, offering degrees in Art Education, Art History and Studio Art.  

School of Fashion

  • Undergraduate Programs

    Undergraduate Programs

    Offering undergraduate degrees in both fashion design and fashion merchandising. Students in design earn their B.A. or B.F.A. depending on their career interests & merchandising students receive a B.S. degree. Explore our degrees, the application process, financial aid, scholarships and more!

  • Graduate Programs

    Graduate Programs

    The Master of Fashion Industry Studies is a 30-credit, master's level degree to elevate your career in the fashion industry. Explore the program, learn about the application process and more! 

School of Music

  • Undergraduate


    Explore our Undergraduate Programs, University application process, Audition Requirements, and Scholarships and Financial Aid.

  • Graduate


    Explore our Degree Programs, Graduate Assistantships, Graduate Application Process, and Audition Requirements

School of Theatre and Dance

  • Undergraduate Degrees

    Undergraduate Degrees

    Students enrolled in The School of Theatre and Dance can earn Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance Studies and Theatre Studies and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Dance Performance, Design Technology and Production, and Musical Theatre. Undergraduate students may also pursue a minor in dance or minor in theatre.

  • Graduate Degrees

    Graduate Degrees

    Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance offers M.F.A. programs in Acting for the Returning Professional, Design and Technology, and Acting. Students pursuing the graduate program in Design and Technology will concentrate their studies in one of four areas: Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scenic Design, or Theatre Technology.