College of the Arts

Nina Price performs Garth Fagan Kent, OH – The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University is proud to announce that student Nina Price has signed a contract to join internationally renowned Garth Fagan Dance based in Rochester, NY. A Maryland native, Price trained at the Mid Maryland Performing Arts Center (MMPAC) prior to enrolling at Kent State in 2011. She is a...

Nina Price performs Garth Fagan Art Auction to Benefit Center for the Visual Arts Construction Mar. 19 The School of Art at Kent State University is proud to announce three upcoming events to celebrate and raise support for the construction of its future home, the Center for the Visual Arts. By bringing together all visual arts disciplines under one roof, the new building will...

Nina Price performs Garth Fagan The Fashion School at Kent State University is currently accepting applications for the Summer Fashion School Academy, a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising.  “The Fashion School Academy will allow creative, motivated teens to explore their passion for fashion in a pre-college,...

Nina Price performs Garth Fagan The School of Art at Kent State University has announced three upcoming events to celebrate and raise support for the construction of its future home, the Center for the Visual Arts. By bringing together all visual arts disciplines under one roof, the new building will provide a space for art students and faculty to collaborate, share ideas and...

Actress Katie Holmes, who served as a judge, reviews a Kent State student’s work. (Photo by Patrick McMullen, courtesy of JC Penney.) Kent State University senior fashion design major Jay Lewis had his modern-day fairy tale look displayed at the flagship JC Penney store in New York’s Manhattan Mall. The retailer invited nine students from the Fashion School at Kent State to New York to create designs based on the ball gown from Disney’s new live-action Cinderella film....

Actress Katie Holmes, who served as a judge, reviews a Kent State student’s work. (Photo by Patrick McMullen, courtesy of JC Penney.) Top prize goes to hands-free GPS navigational backpack  Student participants from Parsons The New School for Design, SUNY Buffalo, Stephens College and Kent State place in top 3 teams Despite a powerful snow storm that temporarily closed down the campus, students from around the U.S. descended upon Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to develop...

Actress Katie Holmes, who served as a judge, reviews a Kent State student’s work. (Photo by Patrick McMullen, courtesy of JC Penney.) Kent State University’s Dean of the College of the Arts, John R. Crawford, was recently inducted as the 19th President of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) during the organization’s annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri.  Crawford has served as the chair of the Nominating Committee, the co-chair of the annual...

Actress Katie Holmes, who served as a judge, reviews a Kent State student’s work. (Photo by Patrick McMullen, courtesy of JC Penney.) John R. Crawford, Ed.D., Kent State University’s dean of the College of the Arts, was recently inducted as the 19th president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) during the organization’s annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Crawford will serve a two-year term as its president. Crawford has served as the chair of...

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In October 2014, three Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future events took place on the Kent Campus: the College of Architecture and Environmental Design broke ground on its new building, the College of the Arts celebrated the launch of the new Center for the Visual Arts, and the Department of Residence Services dedicated the newly remodeled...