Fashion School

The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event! The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the City of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, September 28 from 11 am – 5 pm on the Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Kent...

The work of a School of Theatre and Dance faculty member at Kent State University is featured in a new Hollywood blockbuster. Assistant Professor of Costume Technology Kerry Jo Bauer served as a costumer for Netflix and the Jim Henson Company’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” which premiered this month exclusively on Netflix.  ...

After an international search, the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University announces the appointment of Louise Valentine, Ph.D., as its new director, who holds the Peg’s Foundation Endowed Leadership Chair. Valentine most recently served as professor and chair of design at the...

The work of a School of Theatre and Dance faculty member at Kent State University is featured in a new Hollywood blockbuster. Assistant Professor of Costume Technology Kerry Jo Bauer served as a costumer for Netflix and the Jim Henson Company’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” which premiered this month exclusively on Netflix.  ...

The Kent Creativity Festival announces 2019 artists and performers for September event! The Kent Creativity Festival, sponsored by the city of Kent and the Kent State University College of the Arts, will present the annual outdoor hands-on arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Lefton Esplanade between Kent State’s...

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on Kent State University students protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War, killing four and wounding nine, students and faculty from Kent State’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising are bringing attention to current...

Dillard’s Inc., one of the nation’s premier and largest fashion retailers, will partner with Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to present the school’s 2019 Annual Fashion Show, FS2. FS2 Presented by Dillard’s will span three runway events held in the Fashion School’s Rockwell Hall on April 26 and 27. ...

This semester, Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, an Ohio Center of Excellence, added a new graduate-level educational experience to its highly nationally and internationally ranked offerings. The new program, a Master of Fashion Industry Studies (M.F.I.S.), is the first of its kind in the academic world.  While...

Kaycee Marshall, a fashion design senior at Kent State University, says she owes a debt of gratitude to Riley Hospital for Children. She has had nine surgeries at the hospital since being born with a spine that was not fully formed. Read more from WISH. 

Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is once again ranked high among the nation’s elite, according to Fashion-schools.org. For fashion design, the school has been rated No. 4 nationally (top 3 percent of schools considered), No. 2 nationally among public schools and colleges (top 3 percent of schools...