College of the Arts

KENT, Ohio – The TechStyleLAB Symposium and Sandbox will be held January 26-27, 2017, at the Fashion School at Kent State University in conjunction with the annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon (Fashion/Tech Hackathon dates: January 27-29, 2017).

A summer partnership with the Cleveland Orchestra continues, presenting some of the finest chamber music in Northeast Ohio

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.”

Kara Kroeger, who graduated from the Fashion School in May 2016 with a B.F.A. in fashion design, has been named a Kenneth Cole Footwear + Accessory Innovation Award winner. She is one of only two post-graduates nationwide chosen for the award, which entails a yearlong fellowship with the company and carries a $50,000 stipend.

Photo from Sister Act - Porthouse TheatreBased on film starring Whoopi Goldberg, production will have audiences raising their voices

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):


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.