Visit the Arts

Welcome to the College of the Arts at Kent State!

Our Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Retention, LeAnn Starlin Nilsson, is accepting appointments for phone and web-based meetings so that you can receive information on the majors and our academic programs throughout the summer. You may contact her directly at lstarli1@kent.edu or via phone at 330-672-8392. Our Schools will be hosting information sessions remotely and face to face throughout the fall 2022 semester, and registration will be posted in August. All academic information sessions will be listed here first

 


SCHOOL OF ART 

School of Art will host remote and face to face information sessions throughout fall semester. Dates and registration will be posted in August. If you have questions about majors or minors, please email Dr. LeAnn Starlin  Nilsson at lstarli1@kent.edu

School of Art Tour Day

The School of Art Tour Day includes a presentation about the majors in the School of Art (Studio Art, Art History and Art Education) as well as information about study abroad opportunities, faculty mentoring and professional academic advising, scholarships and more. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet the director of the School of Art, the professional academic advisor and current art students for a question-and-answer session. More information on our Center for Visual Arts and its facilities can be viewed at kent.edu/soa. If you have questions about the program, please contact Academic Advisor Maria Robertson at mrobert9@kent.edu

School of Art Tour Day, In Person
September 23rd, 1:30 pm to 3 pm 

School of Art Remote Information Sessions

The School of Art Remote Information session is a 45-minute session that includes a presentation about the majors in the School of Art (Studio Art, Art History and Art Education) as well as information about study abroad opportunities, faculty mentoring and professional academic advising, scholarships and more. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet our Academic Advisor, and current art students for a question-and-answer session. You will also have time to ask questions about specific areas of interest. Open to all prospective students and transfer students.

 


SCHOOL OF FASHION 

Committing to a college is a big deal. Since we want you to be sure the School of Fashion at Kent State University is right for you, we encourage you to plan a visit to campus. The School of Fashion at Kent State University welcomes future students to participate in one of our fall information sessions. During these sessions, our academic advisors will review the majors, course curriculum, and detailed information about study away and internship opportunities. Registration for the remote and face to face information sessions will be posted here as they become available. Formal information sessions resume this fall with dates and registration also listed below.

If you have questions about the program or wish to schedule an individual visit, please contact LeAnn Starlin Nilsson, Assistant Dean, Recruitment & Retention, College of the Arts, lstarli1@kent.edu

School of Fashion Remote Information Session
 September 23rd, 2 pm, Remote Session via Microsoft Teams

School of Fashion Remote Information Session
October 21st, 2 pm, Remote Session via Microsoft Teams

Preview KSU
October 29th, 9 am, Kent State University Ballroom

Preview KSU
November 4th, 9 am, Kent State University Ballroom

School of Fashion Remote  Information Session
Friday, November 18th 2 pm, Virtual Information Session

 


SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE

Discover Theatre and Dance Days

The School of Theatre and Dance's Discover Theatre and Dance Days are information sessions that provide a comprehensive overview of the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University. Attendees will meet Theatre and Dance faculty and current students, and will receive information on our majors in Dance Performance, Dance Studies Design Technology and Production, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Studies. Discover Theatre visits will resume in the fall. 

If you are interested in an individual visit for the School of Theatre or Dance, please email Dr. LeAnn Starlin Nilsson at lstarli1@kent.edu to get connected to a faculty member in your area of interest.

Discover Theatre and Dance Day
October 5th, 10 am
Center for the Performing Arts 


School of Music

Prospective students interested in the School of Music can contact Eric Black, Music Recruitment Coordinator at eblack11@kent.edu or via phone at 330-672-9239.

Below is a list of events hosted annually through the School of Music. Learn more about the School of Music's upcoming prospective student events at the link below.

Learn More About School of Music Prospective Student Events

 

MUSIC OPEN HOUSE (FALL SEMESTER ONLY)

The School of Music Open House is a visitation program for high school students, transfer students, parents and teachers. This year, the remote information session will happen Saturday, November 7th. Participants will be able to meet current faculty in their areas of interest and get to know some current students, tips for college level auditions, and much more. We hope you can join us! Registration will open in late September. 

 

FAB FRIDAY SERIES

The Glauser School of Music sponsors an on-site music clinic for area youth music groups, the Fab Friday series, in cooperation with the Division of Bands and the Department of Music Education at Kent State University. Fab Friday programs offer the opportunity for young students to bring instrumental music groups to the Glauser School to work with the conducting staff, applied faculty, graduate assistants and current music students. 

For more information about the Fab Friday Series:
Band directors may contact bands@kent.edu
Orchestra directors may contact the School of Music office at 330-672-2172.

 

REGISTER FOR A MUSIC SAMPLE LESSON DAY

Music Sample Lesson Day is a comprehensive program for prospective high school junior, senior and college transfer students interested in being music majors or minors. This program offers attendees the opportunity to take a sample lesson on your main instrument and connect with School of Music faculty in your area of interest. To set up a Music Sample Lesson Day or learn more, please click on the link below:

Schedule a Music Sample Lesson Day


Special Group Visits

Schools or community groups with prospective college students may request a visit in the School of Art, School of Music, or School of Theatre and Dance or the Kent State University Museum. Currently, we can host small groups of guests and students with advanced notice.

Please fill out the visit request form below, and a staff member will follow up with you to start the planning process. 

Group Visit Request Form