Kent State University’s School of Art is one of Ohio’s top schools in the visual arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art Education, Art History, and Studio Art. The School of Art was rated #9 in the nation in 2021 for schools that offer a Bachelor's in Art and Art History by Best Value Schools. Our program offers a wide array of studio disciplines, expert faculty, and a place for fine arts and liberal arts to come together in creative and inspiring ways. All studios and classrooms are located under one roof in the new Center for the Visual Arts which had its grand opening in 2016.
Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s top graduate programs in the visual arts, the School of Art offers competitive graduate assistantships in all degree areas. Students are supported and challenged by a world-class faculty, who stimulate individual and collaborative creativity in the classroom, studio and gallery spaces. An accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of Art lies in the heart of the vibrant Northeast Ohio arts community and also offers travel study to cities such as New York City, Washington D.C., Florence, Italy and Paris, France, as well as other domestic and international destinations.
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The School of Art is housed in the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA), a 127,000 square foot state-of-the-art, LEED certified building that opened in 2016. The CVA contains art education and art history classrooms and lecture halls; a glass shop; a wood shop; dedicated studios for ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry/metals/enameling, print media and photography, textiles, and sculpture; and an outdoor workspace.Explore the CVA