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Academic Programs

Art Education

The program of Art Education certifies students for pre-K- 12 Visual Art licensure. Through learner-centered pedagogy, students are prepared to engage learners in the complete artistic process of thinking-- perceptual, imaginative, formative, expressive, and communicative-- by combining a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas. Students organize and evaluate teaching activities for creating and analyzing works of art and design from contemporary and part cultures with deep understanding of how to meet the needs of all students and an understanding of the value of diversity.

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education

Master of Arts in Art Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

Art History

The art history major examines both the creative expressions of individual artists and the cultures that supported them, encompassing both Western and non-Western traditions. In addition, students enrolled in the degree program will have a wellspring of forms, symbols and ideas to stimulate their own creative endeavors. The program provides a strong foundation for the successful pursuit of advanced degrees and other opportunities in the field, including teaching, research, publishing and curating.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Master of Arts in Art History


The Crafts Division provides a challenging yet supportive environment for the student to create work in the unique programs of Clay, Glass, Jewelry / Metals / Enamel and Textile Art.

Bachelor of Arts in Crafts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts

Master of Arts in Crafts Master of Fine Arts in Crafts

Fine Art

The goals of the program are to develop technical skills, competence in the use of media, artistic sensibility, and responsiveness to aesthetic form.

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art

Master of Arts in Fine Art Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art

IMAGE: Foundations Classrooms


The Foundations Program in the School of Art at Kent State is a series of courses that reveal the underlying visual rules and artistic strategies that run throughout all of our School’s majors. Foundations projects are often faster paced, unpredictable, and are not specific to a particular material or process. Foundations projects frequently challenge students to transform cheap, free, or found materials into extraordinary new compositions and push students to work in new ways.

No matter what level of experience our students bring with them, by working with varying materials, sizes, time limits, and environments, each student’s comfort zone rapidly expands to encompass new creative territory. Experimentation, collaboration, and online resources like our Foundations Program website create a shared experience that introduces students to each other and to the breadth of experiences ahead in the School of Art.

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