Important Links and Forms

Important Dates & Links for Everyone

Important Dates
Date Time Location Description
Wednesday, January 13 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   COTA Virtual Spring Retreat
Thursday, January 14 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   School of Theatre and Dance Virtual Retreat
Monday, January 18     University Closed – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 19     Spring Classes Begin
Friday, January 22     Last Day to Apply for May Graduation
Monday, January 25     Last Day to Add Full Term Class or Change Sections
Tuesday, January 26 5:30 p.m. Zoom Schroth Series presents Kaja Dunn
Wednesday, January 27 5:15 p.m. Zoom Majors/Minors Meeting
Thursday, January 28 7:00 p.m. Zoom Songwriting Workshop with Joey Contreras
January 29-31     URTA Recruitment
February 1-5     College of the Arts Careers Week
Monday, February 1     Tier 2 Classes Meet Face to Face
Monday, February 1     Last Day to Drop Classes before Grade of W
February 3-5     DTP BFA Portfolio Reviews
Friday, February 5 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Art Without Limits Virtual Conference
Sunday, February 7     Academic Presence Verification Rosters Due
Wednesday, February 10 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Discover Theatre Dance Day Virtual Recruitment Event
Wednesday, February 10 5:30 p.m.   Artist Equity BIPOC Conference
Wednesday, February 17 5:30 p.m. Zoom Schroth Series presents Schele Williams
Thursday, February 25 5:30 p.m.   Design Tech Prospective Student Virtual Open House
February 26-27     BFA MT Live Virtual Auditions
March 1-12     Virtual Dance Student Advising
March 3-6     SETC (Virtual)
Wednesday, March 3 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Discover Theatre Dance Day Virtual Recruitment Event
Friday, March 5     Virtual Theatre Advising for Juniors and Seniors
Monday, March 8     Midterm Grades Due by 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9     Midterm Grades Available
March 8-12     USITT (Virtual)
Friday, March 19     Virtual Theatre Advising for Freshpersons and Sophomores
Wednesday, March 31 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Discover Theatre Dance Day Virtual Recruitment Event
Saturday, April 10 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.   Dance Entrance Auditions
Tuesday, April 8   KSU Ballroom Undergraduate Research Symposium
April 12-16     Spring Break – No Classes
Monday, April 19     Classes Resume Remotely
Thursday, April 29 5:30 p.m.   Schroth Series presents Robert Fleming
Tuesday, May 4     Remembrance Day
Tuesday, May 4     Spring Classes End
Wednesday, May 5     Reading Day
May 6-13     Final Exams
Saturday, May 15     Commencement
Monday, May 17     Final Grades Due by 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18     Final Grades Available
Meeting Schedule

The following is the Meeting Schedule for Spring 2021. Meetings will be held via Zoom unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Virtual College of the Arts Retreat
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Virtual School of Theatre and Dance Retreat
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Friday, January 22, 2021

Musical Design Meeting
1:15 p.m.

She Kills Monsters Design Meeting
2:45 p.m.

Black Box Student Production Meeting
4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Virtual Majors and Minors Meeting
5:15 p.m.


Friday, January 29, 2021

FAC
12:15 p.m.

KDE Meeting
1:15 p.m.

BFA/SDF Meeting
2:45 p.m.

Porthouse Executive Committee Meeting
4:00 p.m.


Friday, February 5

FAC Adhoc Meeting
12:15 p.m.

Musical Production Meeting
1:15 p.m.

She Kills Monsters Production Meeting
2:00 p.m.


Friday, February 12, 2021

Black Box Student Production Meeting
10:00 a.m.

Musical Production Meeting
1:15 p.m. (30 minutes)

KDE Meeting
2:00 p.m. (30 minutes)

BFA/SDF Meeting
2:45 p.m. (30 minutes)

Curriculum Committee Meeting
3:30 p.m.


Friday, February 19, 2021

She Kills Monsters Production Meeting
1:15 p.m. (30 minutes)

Season Selection Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m.

CARE Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m.

Full School Meeting
4:00 p.m.


Friday, February 26, 2021

(BFA MT Live Virtual Auditions All Day)

KDE Meeting
1:15 p.m.

BFA/SDF Meeting
2:00 p.m.


Friday, March 5, 2021

(Theatre Advising Day – Juniors and Seniors)

Musical Production Meeting
1:15 p.m.


Friday, March 12, 2021

She Kills Monsters Production Meeting
1:15 p.m.

TBD
2:00 p.m.

Season Selection Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m.

TBD
4:00 p.m.


 

Friday, March 19, 2021

(Theatre Advising Day – Freshmen and Sophomores)

TBD
1:15 p.m.

TBD
2:00 p.m.


Friday, March 26, 2021

Porthouse Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 p.m.

CARE Committee Meeting
1:15 p.m.

Graduate Studies Meeting
2:00 p.m.

Production Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m.


Friday, April 2, 2021

FAC Meeting
12:00 p.m.

TBD
1:15 p.m.

Full School Meeting
2:00 p.m.

TBD
3:00 p.m.


Friday, April 9, 2021

Production Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 p.m.

TBD
1:15 p.m.


Friday, April 16, 2021

NO MEETINGS – Spring Break

 


Friday, April 23, 2021

Full School Meeting – Scholarship
1:15 p.m.

TBA
2:15 p.m.

Fall Show Design Meeting
3:00 p.m.


Friday, May 7, 2021

Alpha Psi Omega/School Virtual Banquet
6:00 p.m.

(Tentative Date)

Important Emergency Phone Numbers for Theatre and Dance

Below are important emergency phone numbers for School of Theatre and Dance students.

In the event of an emergency in which you need police, fire or medical help, call 911.

Office Phone Number
Kent State Police (non-emergency) 330-672-3070
Campus Escort Service 330-672-7004
School of Theatre and Dance Main Office 330-672-2082
Dance Division Office 330-672-2069
Kent State Health Center 330-672-2322
Women's Clinic Appointments 220-672-8264
Physical Therapy Appointments 330-672-2098
Immunizations 330-672-8263
Counseling and Psychological Services 330-672-2487
24 Hour Nurse Line 330-672-2326
Performing Arts Box Office 330-672-2787

 

Volunteer Form

If you are working an event as a volunteer, Kent State University's policy register requires you to complete a Volunteer Assignment Form.

Access Volunteer Assignment Form

Application for Graduation Deadlines

Students applying for graduation should complete the online graduation application available through FlashLine by published deadlines. The online graduation application is used for all degree and certificate programs.

To access the online graduation application:

  • Log into FlashLine, then click on the Student / Resources / Graduation.
  • Review and acknowledge the Important Information Concerning Your Graduation Application page.
  • Select and submit your curriculum.
  • Select and submit your graduation term.
  • Review your information for accuracy and submit your request.
  • Print the Graduation Application Acknowledgment page for your records.
  • View submitted graduation applications by clicking on the link at the bottom of your acknowledgment page or from the link on the Student Category/Resources Page/Graduation Section.
  • Once the information has been submitted, it will be reviewed and acted on appropriately by your college or Regional Campus office.
  • Any questions about applying for graduation should be referred to your advisor/advising office.

Access FlashLine

Undergraduate Students

Bachelor's Degrees or Certificates

If you are an undergraduate student seeking a bachelor's degree or an undergraduate certificate, you must file an application for the graduation term below by the deadline listed.

Term Graduation Begin Submitting Applications Deadline for Submitting Applications
Fall 2019 Dec. Graduation July 01, 2018 March 15, 2019
Spring 2020 May Graduation December 01, 2018 September 15, 2019
Summer 2020 Aug. Graduation  March 01, 2019 December 15, 2019
Fall 2020 Dec. Graduation July 01, 2019 March 15, 2020
Spring 2021 May Graduation December 01, 2019 September 15, 2020
Summer 2021 Aug. Graduation March 01, 2020 December 15, 2020
Fall 2021 Dec. Graduation July 01, 2020 March 15, 2021
Spring 2022 May Graduation December 01, 2020 September 15, 2021
Summer 2022 Aug. Graduation March 01, 2021 December 15, 2021
Fall 2022 Dec. Graduation July 01, 2021 March 15, 2022
Spring 2023 May Graduation December 01, 2021 September 15, 2022
Summer 2023 Aug. Graduation March 01, 2022 December 15, 2022

Associate's Degrees

If you are an undergraduate student seeking an associate's degree, you must file an application for the graduation term below by the deadline listed.

Term Graduation Begin Submitting Applications Deadline for Submitting Applications
Fall 2019 Dec. Graduation March 01, 2019 August 30, 2019
Spring 2020 May Graduation October 01, 2019 January 17, 2020
Summer 2020 Aug. Graduation February 01, 2020 June 12, 2020
Fall 2020 Dec. Graduation March 01, 2020 September 4, 2020
Spring 2021 May Graduation October 01, 2020 January 22, 2021
Summer 2021 Aug. Graduation February 01, 2021 June 18, 2021
Fall 2021 Dec. Graduation March 01, 2021 September 3, 2021
Spring 2022 May Graduation October 01, 2021 January 21, 2022
Summer 2022 Aug. Graduation February 01, 2022 June 17, 2022
Fall 2022 Dec. Graduation March 01, 2022 September 2, 2022
Spring 2023 May Graduation October 01, 2022 January 20, 2023
Summer 2023 Aug. Graduation February 01, 2023 June 16, 2023

Graduate Students

Graduate Degrees or Certificates

If you are a graduate student seeking a graduate degree or a graduate certificate, you must file an application for the graduation term below by the deadline listed.

Term Graduation Begin Submitting Applications Deadline for Submitting Applications
Fall 2019 Dec. Graduation March 01, 2019 August 30, 2019
Spring 2020 May Graduation October 01, 2019 January 17, 2020
Summer 2020 Aug. Graduation February 01, 2020 June 12, 2020
Fall 2020 Dec. Graduation March 01, 2020 September 4, 2020
Spring 2021 May Graduation October 01, 2020 January 22, 2021
Summer 2021 Aug. Graduation February 01, 2021 June 18, 2021
Fall 2021 Dec. Graduation March 01, 2021 September 3, 2021
Spring 2022 May Graduation October 01, 2021 January 21, 2022
Summer 2022 Aug. Graduation February 01, 2022 June 17, 2022
Fall 2022 Dec. Graduation March 01, 2022 September 2, 2022
Spring 2023 May Graduation October 01, 2022 January 20, 2023
Summer 2023 Aug. Graduation February 01, 2023 June 16, 2023

The Late Graduation Application form is accessible from the Student Category / Resources Page / Graduation Section in FlashLine.

Student Productions & Black Box Series

Student Production Application and Requirements

The Spring 2021 Black Box Series will be presented virtually with alternate production opportunities.

Production Options

  • Students may apply to produce a more traditional virtual Black Box Series production that, if approved, will receive funding and design/tech support.
  • Or, students may choose to produce an unfunded virtual lab show or reading. This can include capstone and recital projects.

Student Theatre Festival

At this time, we are considering packaging some productions to be broadcast together as a "Student Theatre Festival." Whether this is possible will depend on the submissions received and scheduling. 

Securing Rights

Due to the virtual nature of the Spring 2021 season, rights are an important consideration when choosing your intended production. Students planning on producing a licensed work of theatre should research both the traditional and streaming rights for their work. Similarly, students planning on producing a dance production should research the music rights for any music they intend to use with the understanding that permission to use the music is necessary.

Design and Technology Elements

In order to maintain sanitization and prevent the spread of coronavirus, no materials will be provided by costumes or props. 

Safety Protocols

All productions must follow Kent State University's Flashes Safe Eight Principles throughout the rehearsal and performance process. To review the Flashes Safe Eight, visit: https://www.kent.edu/coronavirus/flashes-safe-eight

Spring 2021 Application Deadline: 

Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Student Production Board selection meeting on Friday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. to present their proposed production and answer any questions. This meeting will be held virtually.

Student Production Application

For More Information

Dr. Daniel-Raymond Nadon
330-672-7386
dnadon@kent.edu

For Dance Students

Dance Student Outside Activity Permission Form

Students in the B.F.A. in Dance Performance and B.A. in Dance Studies must seek permission to participate in productions and activities outside of the School of Theatre and Dance.  Junior and senior dance majors must also submit requests to utilize professional days.
 
Before accepting any production assignment or ongoing activity outside of the School of Theatre and Dance, the following form must be submitted to and approved by the Dance Division.  In addition, students requesting professional days must also clear dates with their respective instructors.  Professional days, if approved, allow dance majors to miss Dance Division classes without penalty. 
 
Professional days comprise activities directly related to the major’s pursuit of professional development and future employment outside of the School of Theatre and Dance.  These activities include auditions, interviews, conferences, master classes, and so forth.
 
If you have questions regarding the permission form and approval process, please contact Dance Division Coordinator Jeffrey Rockland at jrocklan@kent.edu or 330-672-0124.

Access Permission Form

For Design Technology and Production Students

Design Technology Production Assignments

The Design Technology and Production area maintains a spreadsheet with production assignements for each semester. Students, faculty, and staff can access the document to see updated information about assignments for this semester.

Production Assignment Spreadsheet

Revised Requirements for the BFA Theatre Design Technology and Production Program

1. The BFA Design Technology & Production program requires students to demonstrate potential in all areas of design technology and production through assessment measures beyond academic evaluations. The faculty has the right to dismiss from the program a student who fails to demonstrate potential. 

2. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must comply with the university attendance policy 3-01.2 (effective Jan. 13, 2014).

3. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates are required to involve at least one signification assignment per semester approved by Design Technology & Production faculty and staff.

4. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates are expected to follow the GPS roadmap for the BFA Design Technology & Production Program unless exceptions are made by either the College or Faculty advisor.

5. If a BFA Design Technology & Production candidate fails a required Design Technology & Production core class, the candidate will automatically be placed on program probation.

6. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates are expected to matriculate in the BFA program by completing program requirements and Kent Core requirements. Failure of any course requires candidates to repeat courses and may interfere with program matriculation, which may result in program probation.

7. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must successfully complete all course work as determined by the course instructors and as outlined by the course syllabi and maintain a GPA of 2.5 in their major.

8. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates on academic probation may not participate in School of Theatre and Dance productions. Students may be dropped from the program for failure to maintain a 2.5 GPA.

9. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must demonstrate continuous skill development and growth in ALL areas of the BFA Design Technology,& Production Program. A student may be placed on Program Probation for failure to demonstrate continuous skill development and growth in ALL areas of the BFA Design Technology & Production Program. The members of the Design Technology & Production Faculty will provide the student with written information regarding specific areas and skills in question at the time of a student being placed on probation.

10. Upon completion of 60 semester hours, each student is required to contact the Office of Advising and Academic Services to obtain a current evaluation of progress toward completion of the student’s chosen degree program.

11. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must participate in the annual BFA evaluation semester portfolio review/interviews meetings.

12. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates who wish to participate in job fairs at SETC, USITT, or similar conferences must share their portfolio with faculty & staff and incorporate feed back before participating in the job fair.

13. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must demonstrate professional behavior at all times. Professional behavior is defined as behavior that supports the creative process. Any behavior that detracts from the creative process can lead to immediate probation and/or dismissal from the BFA Design Technology & Production program.

14. BFA Design Technology & Production candidates must demonstrate respect for their peers, instructors, and for themselves before, during and after classes, rehearsals, and performances.

15. Should a BFA Design Technology & Production candidate be placed on program probation the Design & Production Faculty will provide a written list of conditions, and an explanation of what constitutes meeting said conditions, as well as a time frame for addressing conditions. Failure to meet conditions in the time frame specified could lead to dismissal from the BFA Design Technology & Production Program.

16. If a BFA Design Technology & Production Candidate is unable to attend class, due to illness then the candidate will be unable to attend shop work calls, rehearsal, tech, or performances. Failure to attend work calls, rehearsals, tech or performances may lead to dismissal from a production.

17. In order to maintain a safe and professional working environment, BFA Design Technology & Production candidates are expected to attend classes, shop work, rehearsals, and performances with a clear, sober and focused mind and body. Students suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs shall be reported to the Student Conduct Board as well as the Kent City Police Department. They are also subject to immediate program probation or dismissal from the program.

18. Failure to meet any requirement set forth in this document will lead to program probation, and/or program dismissal.

19. In extreme circumstances, student are subject to dismissal from the BFA Design Technology & Production program without being placed on program probation.

20. BFA Design Technology & Production students have to review Kent State University Scene Shop General Safety Guidelines

Revised Requirements for the MFA Design, Technology, and Production Program
  1. Since the MFA Design & Technology program requires students to demonstrate his/her profession in each area of Design and Technology through assessment measures beyond academic evaluations, the Design, Technology & Production Faculty of the School of Theatre and Dance has the right to dismiss from the program a student who fails to demonstrate his/her profession to become a competent designer and technologist. This condition will be applied to those who meet academic requirements.
  2. MFA Design & Technology candidates must comply with the university attendance policy 3-01.2 (effective Jan. 13, 2018).
  3. MFA Design & Technology candidates are required to involve at least two significant assignments per semester approved by Design Technology & Production faculty and staff.
  4. MFA Design & Technology candidates are expected to follow the plan of study made by either the area faculty advisor.
  5. Only the third year MFA Design & Technology students are allowed to take outside of school classes. It must be proved by the area faculty advisor.
  6. If a MFA Design & Technology candidate earns a A grade of C or lower in a required MFA Design & Technology class, the candidate will automatically be placed on program probation.
  7. MFA Design & Technology candidates are expected to matriculate in the MFA program by completing program requirements.  Failure of any course requires candidates to repeat courses and may interfere with program matriculation, which may result in program probation.
  8. MFA Design & Technology candidates must successfully complete all course work as determined by the course instructors and as outlined by the course syllabi and maintain a GPA of 3.0 in their major.
  9. MFA Design & Technology candidates must demonstrate continuous skill development and growth in ALL areas of the MFA Design & Technology Program. A student may be placed on Program Probation for failure to demonstrate continuous skill development and growth in ALL including, but not limited to academic, production, and assistantship areas of the MFA Design & Technology. The members of the Design Technology & Production Faculty will provide the student with written information regarding specific areas and skills in question at the time of a student being placed on probation.
  10. MFA Design & Technology candidates must participate in the semester review.
  11. MFA Design & Technology candidates who wish to participate in job fairs at SETC, USITT, or similar conferences must share their portfolio with faculty & staff and incorporate feedback before participating in the job fair.
  12. MFA Design & Technology candidates must demonstrate professional behavior at all times.  Professional behavior is defined as behavior that supports the creative process.  Any behavior that detracts from the creative process can lead to immediate probation and/or dismissal from the MFA Design & Technology program.
  13. MFA Design & Technology candidates must demonstrate respect for their peers, instructors, and for themselves before, during and after classes, rehearsals, and performances.
  14. Should a MFA Design & Technology candidate be placed on program probation the Design & Production Faculty will provide a written list of conditions, and an explanation of what constitutes meeting said conditions, as well as a time frame for addressing conditions.  Failure to meet conditions in the time frame specified could lead to dismissal from the MFA Design & Technology Program.
  15. If a MFA Design & Technology Candidate is unable to attend class, due to illness then the candidate will be unable to attend shop work calls, rehearsal, tech, or performances.  Failure to attend work calls, rehearsals, tech or performances may lead to dismissal from a production.
  16. In order to maintain a safe and professional working environment, MFA Design & Technology candidates are expected to attend classes, shop work, rehearsals, and performances with a clear, sober and focused mind and body.  Students suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs shall be reported to the Student Conduct Board as well as the Kent City Police Department.  They are also subject to immediate program probation or dismissal from the program. 
  17. Failure to meet any requirement set forth in this document will lead to program probation, and/or program dismissal.
  18. In Students are subject to dismissal from the MFA Design & Technology program without being placed on program probation. 
  19. Students are required to remain in residence for the three years to complete the program (excluding, if appropriate, the internship).
  20. The topic of each M.F.A. candidate’s culminating project may be proposed by the candidate and based on faculty feedback from yearly portfolio and academic assessments. The culminating project must be approved by the faculty advisor. The student will register for THEA 61310 for the student’s project assignment. The process is then documented in a format appropriate for the project and presented to the faculty advisor.
  21. MFA Design & Technology students have to review Kent State University Scene Shop General Safety Guidelines.

Residency Requirement

  • Students are required to remain in residence for the three years to complete the program (excluding, if appropriate, the internship).
  • At a minimum, design/technology students must complete at least one significant production assignment and work on one other production each semester.
  • Students may not undertake any work outside the School of Theatre and Dance without petitioning the appropriate area faculty and receiving written permission prior to interviewing.

Graduation Requirements

  • The Design/Technology concentrations are an intensive, three-year, professional training program requiring the completion of 60 hours of graduate credit depending on the area of concentration.
  • The culminating project requirements for the Design and Technology concentrations include: documentation, portfolio presentation and an exit interview. Documentation consists of a design analysis, process journal, relevant research and other supporting materials (photos, links to the candidate’s website, etc). The scope of work may include but not necessarily be limited to, evidence of research, drawing and drafting, rendering and associated digital image, video or audio files, which will be presented at an exit interview.
  • The topic of each M.F.A. candidate’s culminating project may be proposed by the candidate and based on faculty feedback from yearly portfolio and academic assessments. The culminating project must be approved by the faculty advisor. The student will register for THEA 61310 for the student’s project assignment. The process is then documented in a format appropriate for the project and presented to the faculty advisor.
BFA Design, Technology, and Production Portfolio/Yearly Review Requirements

Download 2019 BFA Design Tech Portfolio Package

Goal of Portfolio

  1. Showcase your class and production work from the past year to show the growth and development as a theatre artist.  As well as beginning to curate your portfolio, this is a time for you to show the faculty the portfolio you intend to use for SETC, USITT, or other job interviews.
  2. This process is a prerequisite for continuing in the program. 
  3. The composition of a review includes a minimum of two advisor members that should include the student’s major academic faculty advisor and supervisors.  It is appropriate for other faculty members to be part of the review if they have worked directly with the student on a production or class. 

Required Materials

  • All class work—everything from sketches, research, revisions, and final projects.
  • Production work—if you designed or built a special project, include process and final photos.
  • Final Updated Production Book- Please talk with your advisor for details.
     
    • Examples:
      • Costume Designer: Bible 
      • Master Electrician: ME Book
      • Lighting Designer: Lighting Book 
      • Stage Management: Prompt Book
         
  • Updated Portfolios 
  • Bring at least 4 copies of your updated resume and updated cover letter. 
  • Evaluation letters from Summer Internship job.

 

Format 

  • Hard copy and Digital
  • Display the process for all projects

  • Each student will have 15 minutes to present their portfolio, there will be 10 minutes of feedback from the faculty and staff.

  • Everything should look cohesive

  • Hardcopy Portfolio could include the following items: 

Lighting Area

  • Lighting book that includes all of production information such as scenery, costume, final production photos, research of productions, drafting, paper work, budget list, special rental list, rehearsal log, focus plan and renderings if you have one.
  • Resumes 
  • Cover letter
  • Other classwork 

Sound Area

  • Drafting, Routing Paperwork, Shop Orders
  • Cue sheets, Design Concepts, Sample Cues (audio)
  • Resumes 
  • Cover letter
  • Other classwork

Costume Area

  • Renderings
  • Construction drawings, process photos, and finished piece photos of pieces you built
  • Paperwork (piece lists, garment breakdowns, check-in sheets)
  • Resumes 
  • Cover letter
  • Other classwork

Scenery, Props, and Painting Area

  • Drafting package, if you designed or TD’ed show
  • Paint elevations and photos of process and finished production pieces
  • Prop drawings and photos of process and finished pieces
  • Construction drawings, process photos, and finished piece photos of scenic pieces you built.
  • Resumes 
  • Cover letter
  • Other classwork 

Other Information and Requirements 

  • There will be a sign-up sheet for each area’s portfolio review.  
  • Think of this as a job interview:  dress appropriately; present your stuff with pride, and professional artistic aesthetic.
  • BFA DT & P Program candidates are required to work for all theatre division main stage productions and assigned by DT & P Faculty. 
  • A student may be placed on Program Probation for failure to demonstrate continuous skill development and growth in ALL areas of the BFA DT & P Program. 
  • The members of the DT & P Faculty will provide the student with written information regarding specific areas and skills in question at the time of a student being placed on probation.
  • Students are subject to dismissal from the BFA DT & P Program without being placed on program probation. 
  • BFA DT & P program candidates are expected to follow the GPS roadmap for the BFA DT & P Program unless exceptions are made by either the College or School advisor.
  • If a BFA DT & P Program candidate fails a required DT & P theatre core class, the candidate will automatically be placed on program probation.
  • BFA DT & P Program candidates are expected to matriculate in the BFA program by completing program requirements and Kent Core requirements.  Failure of any course requires candidates to repeat courses and may interfere with program matriculation, which may result in program probation.
  • BFA DT & P Program candidates must successfully complete all course work as determined by the course instructors and as outlined by the course syllabi and maintain a GPA of 2.5 in their major.
  • BFA DT & P Program candidates on academic probation may not participate in School of Theatre and Dance productions. Students may be dropped from the program for failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • Juniors and Seniors should apply for at least 3 summer jobs by the end of Fall semester. 

TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR PORTFOLIO (from URTA)

  • Be selective in preparing your presentation. Portfolios should include the best examples of your work and design capabilities, as well as some of your process. 
    • Job Interviewers want to see your skills and abilities in design more than they want to see how well you can set up a nice portfolio. They look for quality, not quantity.
  • The portfolio should be organized and neat, but please no scrap booking! Portfolio materials should be clean and presented to their best advantage e.g., matted, mounted, etc. when appropriate
  • Your work should speak for itself, but be prepared to answer questions about your process and to explain your design ideas. If asked about a production, assume that the person is familiar with the plots of most classic and current drama. Outline the plot if you have designed an obscure or new play, but only explain as much as is necessary to understand your design idea and/or choices.
  • Identify work as a class project or realized production with play title, producer (organization or class), and date.
  • Reflect your area of future concentration and interest in the portfolio you present. If you have a produced design, show examples of your process drawings and the development of the project to the finished product on-stage. Document the evolution of a complex technical project through a series of photographs.
  • Use photos with accurate color development. Select photos that are not repetitive and show your work clearly. At least one full stage shot of a setting and full figure shots of characters in costume are expected.
  • It is a good idea to have examples of non-theater work reflecting your taste and abilities e.g., graphic arts projects; life drawings; or examples of photography. It is not necessary to bring three- dimensional objects, but a well-built set model, costume, property or example of related craft work is acceptable. Photos of three-dimensional work may also be included. 

For Theatre Performance Students

Musical Theatre Outside Permission Form

Students in the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program must seek permission to participate in productions outside the School of Theatre and Dance.

Before auditioning for or accepting any production work outside the School of Theatre and Dance, the following form must be submitted to and approved by the Performance Area.  Forms fully completed and submitted by noon on Thursday will be deliberated on the succeeding Friday that the university is in session. (Effective October 1, 2018)

If you have questions regarding the permission form and approval process, please contact Amy Fritsche at afritsch@kent.edu or 330-672-0112.

2020 Screening Auditions

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the School of Theatre and Dance's annual Screening Auditions will take place virtually in the Fall of 2020. 

Deadline for Submission: Monday, October 12, 2020

Instructions

Complete the form at the link located at the bottom of this page.

You will be asked to provide your (1) name, (2) program of study, (3) expected date of graduation, (4) GPA, (5) the organizations for which you are auditioning, and (6) a link to your audtion video.

Please note: For this process, we are not accepting uploads of video files. 

 

Self-Tape Instructions
(adapted from Docherty Model and Talent) 

  • Please note that your total package should be no more than three minutes in length.  
     
  • Shoot horizontally and at eye-level.  As much as you can be aware of your lighting, background, and sound.  Just do your best.  It is okay.  You may use your iphone, ipad, tablet, android phone, computer, or external camera to record your audition. Useful apps for recording self-tapes include Slatable and iMovie. Both are free.
     
  • Before you begin singing, please SLATE your name by saying “First Name, Last Name, preferred pronouns if you would like, Year (frosh, soph, jun, etc.), and Major.” 
     
  • Your videos should be either .MP4 or .MOV.  You will then upload them to a hosting site of your choosing (we heavily encourage Google Drive, but Youtube or other hosting site should be fine.  We suggest you make it a private video if you choose to utilize something other than Google Drive.)
     
  • Title your video in this format: FirstName LastName.MP4 (or .MOV) 
     
  • Copy and paste a link to your video in the form you will fill out (be sure to enable your link so that anyone will be able to view)

 

Complete 2020 Screening Auditions Form

For Faculty and Graduate Assistants

Fall Final Exam Schedule

Fall 2021

Kent Campus: Final Exam Schedule

(Regional Campus Courses:  Contact each regional campus for the final examination schedule for courses offered at that campus.)

Published 2/5/21

  • The final examination period for day and evening classes is Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 through Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Weekend classes, including Friday after 5 p.m., will hold exams during the weekend of Dec. 10-12, 2021, at their regularly scheduled class meeting times. Instructors for short term courses (courses that don't meet the full term) should be holding their exams during the last class meeting for the course.
  • The time and date of final examinations are determined by the first class meeting of the week. (NOTE: If a course consists of several elements - lecture, recitation, lab, etc. - the first lecture meeting is considered the first class meeting.)
  • Class starting times are listed in the Exam Tables below. If a class starts at a time not listed in the following Exam Tables, then the starting time on the table that immediately precedes the regularly scheduled starting time that day should be used.
  • Examinations will be held in the room where the lecture section of the class regularly meets, unless otherwise announced.
  • The following courses may have a block final exam in which all sections of the course, except those in evening and weekend hours, meet simultaneously. Course syllabi should indicate whether or not a given class will be scheduled for a block examination. No courses, other than those listed, may use a block examination time. Evening sections of these courses use the regular final exam schedule on this page (not block times); weekend sections will have finals December 10-12, 2021 at scheduled class times.

          Monday, Dec. 13, 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.
          NURS 10060, SPAN 18201, SPAN 18202, SPAN 28201, SPAN 28202

          Tuesday, Dec. 14, 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.
          MATH 10050, MATH 10051, MATH 10675, MATH 10772, MATH 10775, MATH 11009, MATH 11010

          Wednesday, Dec. 15, 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.
          FR 13201, FR 13202, FR 23201, ITAL 15201, ITAL 15202 

          Thursday, Dec. 16, 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.
          MATH 10040, MATH 10041, MATH 10771, MATH 11022, MATH 14001, MATH 14002

PLEASE NOTE: Examinations for courses meeting during the day, one day per week, should be scheduled for one of the following exam periods:

Saturday, Dec. 11, 8:00-10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.;
Thursday, Dec. 16, 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; or
Friday, Dec. 17, 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Courses that are taught partially online under the following conditions:

  • meeting times are not regularly scheduled for the duration of the full term
  • final exam is not scheduled online

Should be scheduled for one of the following exam periods:
Saturday, Dec. 11, 8:00-10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or
Monday, Dec. 13 through Friday, Dec. 17, 3:15-5:30 p.m.

 

Requests for rooms should be e-mailed by the department scheduler to the Registrar's Office Academic Scheduling Center mailbox at AcadSchedCtr@kent.edu.

  • There is a possibility that a student may have a scheduled conflict, and instructors are expected to make suitable arrangements for those students. Students who have conflicts or more than three examinations on the same day should consult the dean of his/her college at the earliest possible time for assistance in making suitable alternative arrangements.
  • In some cases two different courses that begin at different times between 4:25 p.m. – 7 p.m. may both be scheduled for the same final exam time. In this case, the conflict is for the course, not the individual student. Instructors of courses that meet in that time period should take care to coordinate the day and/or room of the final examination. In cases where there are two meetings per week, one class could use the second meeting time. In cases where both classes have only one meeting time, conflicts may be resolved, with permission from the Registrar's Office, by using the block final examination time; by using another room for one of the conflicting courses; or by using a later time, if rooms are available.
  • Final examinations or class meetings during final examination week must be held at the time and place listed for each course in the Final Examination Schedule. All classes are expected to have some instructional or evaluative activity during the final examination time. If an examination is given, with the department chairperson or school director and dean's permission, at some time other than scheduled, then it must still be available to one or more students at the officially scheduled time.
  • Final Examination Cancellation and Rescheduling 
    Should it become necessary to cancel classes and/or close the campus during final examination week (for instance, because of weather), the following will apply with regard to rescheduling of final examinations:
    • The cancelled final examinations will be rescheduled for the next available weekday following the end of the regularly scheduled final examination week.
    • Final Examinations for Online Courses: Final examinations for online courses shall continue as scheduled in the event of campus closures during final examination week. Should this present a problem for an individual student, the student should contact the online course instructor.
  • Kent State University reserves the right to make adjustments in the Final Exam Schedule.

Final Exam Schedule for Monday Classes

For Monday Classes Beginning at: The Final Examination Period is:

7:45 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

8:00 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

8:50 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

9:15 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

9:55 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Fri. 

Dec. 17

11:00 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

12:05 p.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

12:30 p.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

1:10 p.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Tue.

Dec. 14

2:15 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

3:20 p.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

3:45 p.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

4:25 p.m.

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

6:00 p.m.

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

7:00 p.m.

8:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

8:00 p.m.

8:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

Final Exam Schedule for Tuesday Classes

For Tuesday Classes Beginning at: The Final Examination Period is:

7:45 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

8:00 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

8:50 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

9:15 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

9:55 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Tue.

Dec. 14

11:00 a.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

12:05 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

12:30 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Fri. 

Dec. 17

1:10 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

2:15 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Tue. 

Dec. 14

3:20 p.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Tue. 

Dec. 14

3:45 p.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Tue. 

Dec. 14

4:25 p.m.

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Tue. 

Dec. 14

6:00 p.m.

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Tue. 

Dec. 14

7:00 p.m.

8:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Tue. 

Dec. 14

8:00 p.m.

8:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Tue. 

Dec. 14

Final Exam Schedule for Wednesday Classes

For Wednesday Classes Beginning at: The Final Examination Period is:

7:45 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

8:00 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

8:50 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

9:15 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

9:55 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

11:00 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

12:05 p.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

12:30 p.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

1:10 p.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Tue.

Dec. 14

2:15 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

3:20 p.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

3:45 p.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

4:25 p.m.

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

6:00 p.m.

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

7:00 p.m.

8:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

8:00 p.m.

8:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

Final Exam Schedule for Thursday Classes

For Thursday Classes Beginning at: The Final Examination Period is:

7:45 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

8:00 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

8:50 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

9:15 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

9:55 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Tue.

Dec. 14

11:00 a.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

12:05 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

12:30 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

1:10 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

2:15 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Tue.

Dec. 14

3:20 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

3:45 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

4:25 p.m.

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

6:00 p.m.

5:45 - 8:00 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

7:00 p.m.

8:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

8:00 p.m.

8:15 - 10:30 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

Final Exam Schedule for Friday Classes

For Friday Classes Beginning at: The Final Examination Period is:

7:45 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

8:00 a.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

8:50 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

9:15 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Thur.

Dec. 16

9:55 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Fri. 

Dec. 17

11:00 a.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Mon.

Dec. 13

12:05 p.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

12:30 p.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

1:10 p.m.

10:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Tue.

Dec. 14

2:15 p.m.

12:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Wed.

Dec. 15

3:20 p.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

3:45 p.m.

7:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Fri.

Dec. 17

Guest Artist Submission Form

Guidelines and Process for Guest Artists

In the commitment to increase diversity and dismantle racist practices, supported  Guest Artists must be Black, LatinX or People of color to enhances the cultural, social, and intellectual experiences of the community. All costs (travel, lodging, honorariums, etc.) and activities (class visits, Q & A’s, demonstrations, or performances) must be discussed and approved by Director  before any announcements may be shared with students/ public.

Director will keep Guest Artist Committee appraised as to available funds.

Guest Artist Request Form

Guidelines for guest artist Visits

There are two primary ways that guest artists are secured:

  • A faculty, student or staff member proposes a guest to their areas (either for specific classes or to benefit their area in general) and extends invitations to the guest and shepherds the proposal process through their area, and also serves as host for the guest’s visit.
  • A guest (often an alum) contacts faculty and offers to teach or speak while visiting Kent and will pay their own expenses, expecting no honorarium. It necessary to file a proposal form, but we do want to keep track of visitors. The area may still decide to offer some sort of compensation, but within guidelines below.

* Special situations regarding alumni-initiated visits: Alumni often drop in for visits and enjoy participating in classes on an informal basis. These visits are appreciated but not financially supported unless arrangements are made in advance through the guest artist process through each Area (D/T, Performance, DAN).

Duties

Persons proposing a guest artist will be expected to serve as the guest’s ”Host” or liaison during the visit, as well as primary promoter, cheerleader, and translator, if needed.

Guests with School-wide Impact

Areas who pursue guest artist initiatives that have a school-wide impact should also be considered as guests for specific school/ College supported programs, i.e. Schroth series, Roe Green Guest Director series, Armstrong Family series, Ferris Dance series.

Deadlines:

  • Proposals should be approved by the Guest Artist Committee two weeks prior to the anticipated visit.
  • Decision of the Guest Artist committee is determined and final outcome shared by School Director.
  • Proposals approved by the areas or Leadership Team are submitted to the coordinator of theatre operations for payment and travel arrangements as soon as they are approved (or denied).

Guidelines for determining average costs for faculty/area-initiated visits*:

  • 50 minutes: $50.00
  • 75 minutes: $75.00
  • 110 minutes: $110.00
  • 180 minutes: $180.00
  • 240 minutes: $375.00
     
  • Will lodging be offered?
  • Will travel reimbursement be offered or payment of a bus ticket? Use university mileage rates, etc.
  • Will any meals be offered? Please stay within per diem guidelines and College policies.
  • Will there be any supply costs for the session

Contract and Checklist

Link to Contract and Checklist

Handbooks and Other Guidelines

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Guidelines

School of Theatre and Dance Student Handbook

The School of Theatre and Dance has formulated undergraduate and graduate student guidelines to help students excel during their time at Kent State. The guidelines include important information and policies for all School of Theatre and Dance students as well as program-specific information.

Download a PDF Copy of Student Handbook

 

Stage Management Handbook

Download Stage Management Handbook

 

Student Production Handbook

Download Student Production Handbook

 

MFA Design Technology and Production Semester Review Guidelines

Download MFA Design Tech Semester Review Guidelines

 

MFA Design Technology and Production Culminating Project Syllabus

Download MFA Design Tech Culminating Project Syllabus

 

Faculty and Graduate Assistant Handbooks and Guidelines