College of the Arts

The State of Ohio and the Department of Higher Education awarded Kent State University a $510,000 Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills grant.

The School of Art's newly completed Center for the Visual Arts celebrated its grand opening on May 6. A large crowd filled the building lobby for the opening ceremony, which was followed by tours, live music, student exhibitions and a keynote lecture by visiting artist Mel Chin. Watch the video, which excerpts opening remarks by Beverly Warren (Kent State president), John Crawford-Spinelli (College of the Arts dean), Christine Havice (School of Art director) and Dennis Eckart (Board of Trustees chair):


The Fashion School at Kent State University presented the 34th annual fashion show at Rockwell Hall on April 29 and 30, 2016. The show comprised 18 collections and 93 individual looks, all created by student designers.

Six visiting artists will present lectures as part of the summer 2016 Kent Blossom Art workshops. All lectures take place at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Visual Arts, Room 165, and are free and open to the public. Click on each date below for additional information on the artist's visit.

The Center for the Visual Arts, the new home of Kent State University’s School of Art, celebrated its grand opening on May 6. The festivities began with a short program, immediately followed by building tours, live entertainment, student exhibitions and refreshments.

Concluding the grand opening events, a lecture by distinguished visiting artist Mel Chin was held at 6:30 p.m. in Room 165. The opening program and events, as well as the keynote lecture, were free and open to the public.

Photo 1 of the Center for the Visual ArtsNew building unites all School of Art disciplines under one roof

Scholar of the Month
Terri Kent
College of the Arts

An accomplished director, actor and educator, Terri Kent is a professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at the College of the Arts. She is the coordinator of the musical theatre program and is the producing artistic director of Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s summer professional theatre.

Transforum Theatre, a student organization dedicated to helping students pursue their passions and explore their creativity through art, and the School of Theatre and Dance are producing the original work, "Alice and the Dream Child," at the renown Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. Transforum Theatre and the School of Theatre and Dance previously produced "A Collection of G

Congratulations to BFA Dance Performance major Dakota Lindesmith who was awarded 2nd place at Kent State's 3rd Annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for her choreographic work SHE. Her work (pictured above) was performed at the 2016 BFA Senior Dance Concert in March by dance majors Ashley Ostrowski and Briggs Van Sickle and dance minor Noelle Flynn. Professor Barbara Allegra Verlezza served as the faculty mentor for this project.