College of the Arts

One of the most all-encompassing transformations in university history is taking place right now at Kent State University. The Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future initiative includes the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. These projects support academic success, while demonstrating...

Part of Kent State University's College of the Arts, the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music provides excellent music instruction to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels who wish to pursue careers in music performance and music education. Learn More About the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music

Kent State University Fashion School graduate Anastasia Iafrate was named this year’s winner of the prestigious Supima Design Competition during a Sept. 4 event at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Iafrate, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design, beat out finalists from five other institutions to win the award, which...

Transforum Theatre, a student organization in Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, performed last month at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dedicated to helping students pursue their passions and explore their creativity through art, Transforum Theatre was invited by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform an...

September Scholar of the Month Margarita Benitez (second from right) analyzes a garment with her students in the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, in Rockwell Hall. Scholar of the Month Margarita Benitez Assistant Professor College of the Arts 2010-present Margarita Benitez is an assistant professor of fashion design in the Fashion School of the College of the Arts. Her interdisciplinary focus on interactivity in textiles and fashion blends art and technology, interface design, tangible computing, 3D,...

Scholar of the Month Margarita Benitez Assistant Professor College of the Arts 2010-present Margarita Benitez is an assistant professor of fashion design in the Fashion School of the College of the Arts. Her interdisciplinary focus on interactivity in textiles and fashion blends art and technology, interface design, tangible computing, 3D,...

Continuing the tradition of presenting world-class chamber music in Northeast Ohio, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival will again feature its highly anticipated Faculty Concert Series from June 25 to July 23, which features performances by some of the region’s most-coveted musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as a variety of world-class...

The Telly Awards has named a fundraising video created for the new Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University as a bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards. The Kent State video submission was one of nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.  Produced by Gateway Communications Group of Cleveland, in...

Darice Polo has been selected as Kent State University’s Scholar of the Month. Polo is an associate  professor of drawing and painting and coordinator of the drawing program at Kent State’s School of Art. Scholar of the Month Darice Polo Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting College of the Arts 2004-present Darice Polo is associate professor of drawing and painting and coordinator of the drawing program at the School of Art. She has exhibited her drawings and paintings in national exhibitions throughout the United States and beyond – at the...

Darice Polo has been selected as Kent State University’s Scholar of the Month. Polo is an associate  professor of drawing and painting and coordinator of the drawing program at Kent State’s School of Art. The Kent State University School of Art Galleries will present work by Kent State School of Art faculty members Michael Loderstedt and Lori Kella at the Eells Gallery on the grounds of the Blossom Music Center, Aug. 3–Sept. 1. The Eells Gallery is open two hours prior to and through the intermission of every Cleveland Orchestra performance. ...