College of the Arts

A partnership of the Fashion School's TechStyleLAB and LaunchNET at Kent State University, the Fashion/Tech Hackathon gathers students from many majors and from across the nation to innovate and conceptualize in the realm of wearable technology over a 36-hour period.

The Kent State Fashion School's 2017 Annual Fashion Show, FS2 Presented by Michael Kors, took place April 28 and 29. Watch complete footage from this year's show, subtitled "Reverie."

Darice Polo, Associate Professor in Drawing, has been selected to produce artwork for the SPACES Gallery in Cleveland for The First 100+ Days, an exhibition where artists respond to Trump's immigration policy.  The exhibition will be on display from May 3 - June 30, 2017.

Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance professor Tamara L. Honesty is helping bring a beloved 1980s television series to the stage in the Human Race Theatre Company's world premiere production of "Family Ties." Honesty serves as scenic designer for the production which runs June 1-25 at Human Race's venue in Dayton, OH and continues the story of the famous fictional Keaton family.

The new ARTshop serves as an entrepreneurial laboratory for School of Art students to display and to learn about promoting their artwork.

The new ARTshop serves as an entrepreneurial laboratory for School of Art students to display and to learn about promoting their artwork.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will close its 49th season with the area premiere of "Disney's Newsies."

Directed by producing artistic director Terri Kent, “Newsies” opens July 28 and runs through August 13. A preview performance will take place on July 27.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will continue its 49th season with a production of "Ain't Misbehavin'."

On April 14, 2017 the School of Art hosted the Scholarship Award Ceremony where undergraduate and graduate students received tens of thousands of dollars in funds for tuition, travel study and artist residencies.  Thank you to all the donors who made this possible!

"What the Health! Does Health Care" is a Theatre for Social Justice stage play developed by the Theatre and Social Change (TASC) class, 2017 Spring Semester, at Kent State University, Dr. Daniel Raymond Nadon, instructor.

Production Team Manager, Destiny Kaznoch (PreMed/Bio-Chemistry major; Theatre Management minor) explains, "As a group we hope to educate students on a complicated issue, healthcare, in hopes that when they have to deal with the healthcare industry they are armed with knowledge and can stand up for themselves and advocate for others. "

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