Empowering global leaders to transform lives through the arts.
Welcome to Kent State University's College of the Arts, where you can experience our nationally and internationally recognized programs and learn from faculty who are leaders in the fields of visual, performing and design arts.
Our multitude of program options, including 28 majors, 20 minors and our signature Arts Entrepreneurship minor, make us the destination of choice for your arts education.
News from the College of the Arts
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to our mission to be creative leaders and transform lives through the arts.
Events in the College of the Arts
Pathfinders to open June 29!
The Kent State University Museum's new Pathfinders exhibit brings together recent work of six creatives, all alumni of Kent State University's School of Fashion, whom are defining their own pathways amidst the everchanging industry of fashion, social media, and design.
2022 Kent Blossom Music Festival Season Begins July 3
The Kent Blossom Music Festival experience returns, presenting a full season of concerts featuring festival faculty and young artists participating in a five-week, immersive celebration of orchestral and chamber music. This 54 year-old partnership between Kent State University and The Cleveland Orchestra is the only partnership of its kind between a major American orchestra and a public university.
Porthouse Theatre presents its 2022 Season beginning June 16
Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 54th season during the summer of 2022 with "Little Shop of Horrors," "Godspell," and "West Side Story."
Dancing with the Distance is open through Oct. 2, 2022
Award winning artist and beloved professor, Janice Lessman-Moss is renowned for her intricate weavings. The Kent State University Museum exhibition, Dancing with the Distance showcases more than thirty of her works. The weavings, which span a period of twenty years, display the evolution of her craft and were created on a variety of different looms from hand looms to digital jacquards and power looms. Her mastery of technology extends not just to the use of high-powered looms for weaving but also to the design of the patterns.
TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair is open through Aug. 14, 2022!
TEXTURES synthesizes research in history, fashion, art, and visual culture to reassess the “hair story” of peoples of African descent. Long a fraught topic for African Americans and others in the diaspora, Black hair is here addressed by artists, barbers, and activists in both its historical perceptions and its ramifications for self and society today. Combs, products, and implements from the collection of hair pioneer Willie Morrow are paired here with masterworks from artists including James Van Der Zee, Sonya Clark, Lorna Simpson, Mary Sibande and Zanele Muholi.
Tour Our Spaces in 360
Students in the College of the Arts have access to versatile and expansive spaces in the Center for the Performing Arts, Center for the Visual Arts, Rockwell Hall, the KSU Museum, and Cartwright Hall. Explore these spaces in 360-degree imaging!Explore Our Spaces