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
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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
KSU Museum Announces New Exhibition ‘As the World Weds: Global Wedding Traditions’
KENT, OH – The Kent State University Museum announces the opening of “As the World Weds: Global Wedding Traditions” on Sept. 16, 2022. On view through Aug. 27, 2023, the exhibition draws from the Kent State University Museum’s rich holdings of wedding dresses and associated materials. Treasured pieces from personal collections will also be on display.
Kent State Dance Students Highlight New Dance Works in “Dance '22: Shifting Landscapes”
Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance continues its 2022-2023 production season with the Dance '22: Shifting Landscapes. The concert will be presented in E. Turner Stump Theatre located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. The concert series runs Fri., Dec. 2 and Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm and Sun., Dec. 4 at 2:00 pm.
Exhibit focuses on former faculty, notable alums, and a juried selection of alumni from the 70-year history of the ceramics program at Kent State University
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.
Dancing with the Distance is open through Dec. 18, 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.
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