Undergraduate Admissions


At Kent State University’s School of Art, you get access to faculty with experience in the real world of art. Our programs are tailored to your individual interests. You can explore your creative skills while obtaining professional knowledge in your field. As a prospective student, you’re invited to make a campus visit to explore opportunities at Kent State University through the Office of Admissions or one of the School of Art Tour Days.

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Admission to the School of Art does not require a portfolio submission.  If you have a scores of 4 or 5 on the Studio Art Advanced Placement (AP) exam through The College Board, you can receive credit for ARTS 14000 Drawing I, ART 10022 2D Composition or ARTS 10023 3D Composition. Students with a score of 3 on the Studio Art AP exam can receive art elective credit.  For more information, please contact Academic Advisor, Maria Robertson at 330-672-1363 or mrobert9@kent.edu.

The School of Art offers a limited number of scholarships for incoming art majors; the Scholastic Art Award is made through the competitive high school competition held each January on the Kent State University at Stark campus.  In addition, the School of Art awards scholarships for enrolled students from the general scholarship fund each year. Dates for submission of materials for competition are announced each spring and awards made to enrolled students at any undergraduate level. For additional scholarships and awards available through the School of Art, visit the Student Financial Aid Scholarship Search.

Art majors who also enroll in the Honors College (qualifying by meeting certain grade and ACT/SAT criteria) may apply for the Creative Artist Awards. If you have not yet received a letter from the Honors College and believe you qualify, contact Charles Malone, Honors Coordinator, Scholarships in the Honors College at cjmalone@kent.edu

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