College of the Arts

Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is happy to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Rockland as dance division coordinator and associate professor of dance.

Photo of Jerry Wong with student at 2014 Piano InstituteThe 2015 Piano Institute, in association with the Piano Division of the Hugh A.

The Kent State University Museum will present “@Infinitum,” a cross-cultural and technologically enhanced art exhibition, from July 26, 2015, to January 10, 2016. “@Infinitum” includes work by Kent State University faculty members in art, fashion design and visual communication design, representing both Kent and Regional Campuses. The museum will host an opening reception for the exhibition Thursday, October 1, 5-7 p.m.

Scholar of the Month
Andrew Shahriari
Associate Professor of Music
College of the Arts

Andrew Shahriari has been recently promoted to associate professor for the 2015-2016 academic year. He also serves as coordinator of online classes for music in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music in the College of the Arts. His current research focuses on ethnomusicology, music and autism, and online world music education.

Photo of digital necklaceThe big screen is getting smaller – so small in fact, you can wear it around your neck.

Students of the Kent State University School of Art will have a dedicated space to exhibit and sell their original artworks at the 44th Boston Mills Artfest, held the weekends of June 27-28 and July 3-5. The School of Art will occupy two booths during both weekends of the festival, which was recently voted as one of the top 50 nationwide by readers of

Kent, OH – School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Dylan Ratell made his Broadway debut June 1 in "Chicago" at New York's Ambassador Theatre. Ratell, a 2014 graduate of Kent State's musical theatre program, portrayed Mary Sunshine in the national tour of the production this spring. Following his Broadway debut, Ratell joined the production's international tour in Seoul, South Korea. A native of Bay City, Michigan, Ratell began his performance career at Kent State when he played Mary Sunshine in Porthouse Theatre's production of "Chicago" in 2011.


Students from the School of Theatre and Dance, the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, School of Art and the College of Communication and Information studied abroad in London in March 2015. During the week-long trip, students learned about London's various arts and theatre offerings. They visited theatres, museums, galleries, and other important English landmarks and locations. Prior to the trip, students took a class in the School of Theatre and Dance on English history, literature, culture, politics, theatre, art and fashion. 

Graphic for Kent/Blossom Music FestivalFestival celebrates 48th season, presenting some of the finest chamber music in Northeast Ohio