College of the Arts
111 Cartwright Hall
Kent Campus

Mission of the College

The mission of the College of the Arts is to transform lives through excellence in the arts by engaging our collective experiences across diverse and inclusive communities.

The College of the Arts uses its distinctive and innovative resources in the visual, performing and design arts to transform students’ lives through the arts and to engage local and global communities to imagine, create and transform the world. The college's studios, exhibitions, performance spaces and lecture halls offer real-world experiences in which students learn and refine skills and put theory into practice. Students work side-by-side with faculty and professionals and create, conduct research and promote art, music, theatre, dance and fashion. Outreach to the larger community is manifested through exhibitions, performances, internships and experiential learning.