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Visit the Arts

Plan a visit to one of our four schools

Fashion School

Hosted by the Fashion School, the Fashion Prospective Day offers attendees a group informational session presented by the Fashion School academic advisors, a self-guided tour of the building and facilities, and an opportunity to visit the Fashion Library, the Fashion School Store and KSU Museum. The events are focused toward high school juniors, seniors and college transfer students interested in either the fashion design or fashion merchandising major.  Fashion Prospective Day attendees will check in at the Rockwell Hall (Fashion School) lobby and proceed to the session in the Rockwell Hall Auditorium.

Event Contact: LeAnn Starlin Nilsson, Academic Recruitment & Retention Director, College of the Arts,

Please register for one of the Fashion School Prospective Days listed below.

Date Time Register
Feb. 9 2 - 3:30 p.m. 2/9/18 Fashion School Registration Form
March 2 2 - 3:30 p.m. 3/2/18 Fashion School Registration Form
March 23 2 - 3:30 p.m. 3/23/18 Fashion School Registration Form
May 11 2 - 3:30 p.m. 5/11/18 Fashion School Registration Form

Location: Rockwell Hall Auditorium, 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH, 44242


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. The guided walking tour of the new Center for the Visual Arts is about 45 minutes and will offer prospective students and their families an opportunity to see the new studio facilities, classroom spaces and other student meeting and work areas.

All those who have registered should meet in room 241 of the Center for the Visual Arts a few minutes early.

Contact: Maria Robertson, or 330-672-1363

Date Time Register
Feb. 16 1:00 p.m. 2/16/18 School of Art Registration Form
March 2 1:00 p.m. 3/2/18 School of Art Registration Form
March 23 1:00 p.m. 3/23/18 School of Art Registration Form
April 13 1:00 p.m. 4/13/18 School of Art Registration Form
April 27 1:00 p.m. 4/27/18 School of Art Registration Form

Capacity: 12 student registrants


The School of Theatre and Dance Discover Theatre Days provide a comprehensive overview of the School of Theatre and Dance in the Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees will participate in classes and sessions on theatre performance and production including musical theatre, acting, and design and technology. Please pack a lunch or bring money for Prentice Café, an eatery on campus. Parking passes will be provided for Parking Lot C on the south side of the Center for the Performing Arts. The event ends formally at 3:30 pm, but students may elect to leave earlier depending on their own schedule.

Choose one of the following dates to visit the Theatre Program in the School of Theatre and Dance.

Date Time Register
Feb. 21 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 2/21/18 Theatre Program Registration Form
March 7 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3/7/18 Theatre Program Registration Form
April 4 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4/4/18 Theatre Program Registration Form

Event Capacity: 10
Event Contact: Professor Dan Nadon,

Dance@Kent: why a career in Dance

Event Description: You are invited to spend the day at Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance participating in dance classes, interacting with students and faculty, and exploring pathways in dance.  Learn about the many career options that a degree in dance can offer, including professional performance, the business of dance, opportunities in education, and more.

Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch and dancewear, including jazz or character shoes. Parking passes will be handed out at check in for the event.

Date Time Register
March 23 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 3/23/18 Dance@Kent Registration Form

Event Capacity: 50 students

Event Contact: Joan Meggitt, Dance Division Coordinator,

School of Music

Music Open House (Fall semesters only)

For high school students, transfer students, parents and teachers to meet faculty, attend classes and major ensemble rehearsals, enjoy performances and interact with current students and more. More Info

Date Time Register
November 6, 2018 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Music Open House Registration Form

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 observe related ensemble rehearsals. Attendees will also receive advising from music school academic advisors, attend music classes with current music majors, meet music faculty, and tour the School of Music. Please contact Jesse Leyva,, to schedule your visit.

Fab Friday Series

The Hugh A. 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. Fab Friday programs offer the opportunity for young students to bring instrumental music groups to the School of Music to work with the conducting staff, applied faculty, graduate assistants and music students.

For more information about the Fab Friday Series:

Band directors may contact Jesse Leyva, 330-672-4545,
Orchestra directors may contact the School of Music office at 330-672-2172

Special Group Visits

Schools or community groups with prospective college students may coordinate a visit in the School of Art, School of Music, or School of Theatre & Dance.  Visits can be scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, morning or afternoon. Please fill out the form at the link below to provide some preliminary information prior to the visit date. Our staff will contact you to begin setting up the visit. We are currently taking visit requests for the Spring 2018 semester.

 School Visit Information Form