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The College of the Arts has a dedicated Career & Internship Advisor, Wade Thomas. Wade is ready to answer your questions about anything career-related and looks forward to meeting you. Questions? Ready to make an appointment?  

Phone: 470-578-6555

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The National Association of Colleges and Employers emphasizes career competencies essential to student success after graduation. This describes the top four competencies desired by employers that you are learning here in COTA!

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Drop-In Advising Schedule

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Day Time Location
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Chastain Pointe 302
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Chastain Pointe 302
  • W. Clair Harris Textiles Center - Marietta
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Chastain Pointe 302
  • Wilson 239
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Chastain Pointe 302
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Music Building, MU 107

School of Art and Design (Undergraduate)

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General advising questions? Please email artsadvising@kennesaw.edu
Virtual Appointments Monday - Friday, 9am-4:30pm

Name
Position
  • Academic Advisor

    jcruz61@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-4926
    CP 302N

    Concentration: Digital Animation

  • Academic Advisor

    areyno35@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7595
    CP 302K

    Concentration: Dance, Theater

  • Academic Advisor

    swhit221@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-7754
    CP 302O

    Concentration: Music

  • Academic Advisor

    swilgus@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-3910
    CP 302L

    Concentration: Ceramics, Graphic Communications, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography and Video, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sequential Art, Textile and Surface Design

School of Art and Design (Graduate)

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General advising questions? Please email graduatearts@kennesaw.edu.
Virtual Appointments Monday - Friday, 9am-4:30pm

Name
Position
  • Assistant Director of the School of Art and Design and Associate Professor of Graphic Design

    cbrasco@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6730
    VA 228

  • Professor of Art Education

    dgregory@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-6139
    VA 226

  • Associate Professor of Art History

    jsteph55@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-5241
    VA 101B

Department of Dance

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Name
Position

Bailey School of Music

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Department of Theatre and Performance Studies

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Quick Resources

  • Course Substitution Form

    Course substitution is the process of using one or more courses to satisfy specific course requirements within a degree program. This process requires approval and can take up to two weeks to appear on DegreeWorks.

    Course substitutions are used in situations such as:

    • Transfer credit that satisfies a degree requirement but needs to be moved on your DegreeWorks
    • A course (with prior approval) was taken to satisfy a degree requirement
    • Internship credit that has been approved to satisfy a specific course requirement
    • Please submit your request in a timely fashion especially if the substitution affects your financial aid.
    Course Override form

    Course override is the process of receiving prior approval from the department to register for a specific course. Please note: you will need to register for the course through your Owl Express once the override is approved.

    Course overrides are used in situations such as:

    • A registration error was received and you met the course prerequisite or received prior approval
    • Transfer students please note: you may need to submit an override request form each semester if your transfer course is counting as a prerequisite
    • A closed course requires prior department approval
    • Please submit your request in a timely fashion especially during registration as classes fill up quickly. Requests will be handled in the order in which they are received. 
  • If you are transferring into the School of Art and Design from another school, please email artsadmissions@kennesaw.edu for important information on our portfolio requirements.
    • Define and clarify academic goals
    • Apply to programs
    • Monitor the progress you are making towards your degree
    • Ensure the correct course sequencing
    • Register for courses
    • Learn about academic policies and procedures

    Acquire information about support services on campus such as:

    • Counseling and psychological services
    • First year and major advising
    • Financial aid
    • University admissions
    • University housing
    • CARE center
    • Health clinic
    • Tutoring/writing centers
    • The School of Art & Design offers three degree programs, and two minor programs for aspiring artists, historians, and teachers: 

      • The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, with concentrations in ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic communications, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile and surface design, and sequential art, Illustration, art education, and art history.
      • BFA in Digital Animation
      • Master of Arts in Art and Design
      • Minor in Art History
      • Minor in Classical Studies

      If you are interested in pursuing the B.F.A., you must apply directly to the School of Art & Design and submit a portfolio of your work. Please note that as these are professional degree programs, the earlier you begin your course of study, the better. Do not wait to complete your General Education coursework before applying, as it is unusual that students can complete these degrees in less than three years from the time of acceptance to the major.

      There are specific deadlines by which you must submit your portfolio, and it is important that you submit your portfolio as early in your college career as possible. At the same time that you submit your portfolio, you can also request credit for studio art courses based on courses taken at another college or university. Carefully review the information on the School of Art & Design website before you submit your portfolio:

      Art Admission Information 
    • Dance offers a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with concentrations in ballet and modern/contemporary, as well as a 15-hour dance minor. 

      If you are interested in pursuing the B.A. in Dance, you must apply directly to the Department of Dance and complete an audition for the faculty. 

      Auditions are held on specific dates each year, and you must submit your application at least one week in advance of your selected date. 

      Our dance minor may be an option for you if you wish to continue your dance training while pursuing another major at KSU. An audition is not required for the dance minor; contact the Department of Dance directly for more information.

      Dance Academic and Audition Requirements
    • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Bailey School of Music offers two degrees as well as a music minor:

      • Bachelor of Music in Music Education: The
      • Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Education degree is offered with concentrations in General Music Education, Choral Music Education, Band Music Education, and Orchestra Music Education.
        Bachelor of Music in Music: The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree is offered with concentrations in Composition, Instrumental Performance, Jazz Performance, Music Theory, Piano Performance, and Voice Performance. 
      • Minor in Music: The KSU Bailey School of Music offers an 18-credit Music Minor for students. The Bailey School of Music approves all music minors and advises students as to all specific requirements of the minor.

      All programs in music, including the minor, require a separate application to the Bailey School of Music, and an audition on a principal applied instrument or voice. If you are interested in music education or in the B.M. concentrations in Composition or Music Theory, you will also be asked to complete an interview with the faculty. If you are interested in composition, you will submit a portfolio of work in addition to your audition and interview. 

      Please note: You must be in good academic standing with the university (minimum 2.0 adjusted GPA) in order to become a major or minor in the Bailey School of Music.

      Auditions are held on specific dates each year (in November for January acceptance, and November, February or March for August acceptance). It is important that you apply and audition as early in your college career as possible, as it is unusual that you would be able to complete a degree in music in less than three years from the time you are accepted as a major. Carefully review the information about auditions on the website below before applying:

      Music Admissions Information

       

      Our music minor may be an option for you if you wish to continue your music training while pursuing another major at KSU. Contact the Bailey School of Music directly for more information.

      All ensembles are open to any student, and, while some do require an audition for placement, others are open to any student who wishes to participate. The ensemble auditions are separate from admission auditions.

      Music Ensemble Information

       

    • The Department of Theatre & Performance Studies is a distinctive undergraduate program that includes theatrical production, musical theatre, storytelling, performance of literature, performance art, and the performance of self in everyday life. The Department of Theatre & Performance Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Performance Studies with concentrations in acting, performance studies, design/technology, and musical theatre. 

      Please note: While no audition is required to become a major, you must have a minimum 3.0 adjusted GPA to become a major. 

      Auditions are held separately each semester for theatre and musical theatre productions, the KSU Tellers storytelling ensemble, the Kennesaw Improv Society (K.I.S.S.), the Music Theatre Ensemble, and the Music Theatre Practicum. Typically, these fall within the first full week of classes each semester, and often in late April or May for early productions the following fall.

      Theatre Admissions Information

       

  • Art Career Mentoring Service Registration

    The Art Career Mentoring Service is a listing of "This Week's Art Shows" and "Exhibition Opportunities" created by Professor Robert Sherer and other School of Art and Design personnel. It is a free Email service enabling awareness of opportunities and events to students and friends of the KSU community.

    Register Now

    School of Art and Design Registered Students Organizations & Advisors

    School of Art and Design Non-Registered Students Organizations & Advisors

    • Visions Student Art Guild: Jonathan Fisher
    • Darkslide (Photography): Matt Haffner

     

  • You may find more information about College of the Arts academic programs at the following links:

  • Freshmen applicants fall into two categories at Kennesaw State:

    A. Students who have never attended another college and have graduated from high school within the last five years are considered traditional freshmen. 
    B. Students who graduated from high school within the last five years, have attended another college or university, but have earned less than 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferrable college credit are considered transfer freshmen. 

    In order to gain acceptance into a major in the College of the Arts as either a freshmen or transfer freshmen, follow the steps detailed below:

    1. Submit your application to KSU

    a. Freshmen Admission Requirements

    2. Review and complete the admission requirements for your intended major. 

  • Students who have completed at least 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of college credit are considered to be transfer students. If this does not apply to you, please refer to the admission information for freshman above. In order to be accepted into a College of the Arts Program as a transfer student, you must do the following:

    1. Submit your application to KSU

    a. Transfer Admission Requirements

    2. Review and complete the admission requirements for your intended major.

  • Office Phone Campus Location MORE INFORMATION
    Office of the Dean (470) 578-6742 Wilson Building, 201 Website
    Box Office (470) 578-6650 Bailey Performance Center and Stillwell Theater Website
    Bailey School of Music (470) 578-6151 Wilson Building, 111 Website
    Theatre & Performance (470) 578-3123 Wilson Building, 249 Website
    Visual Arts (470) 578-6139 Visual Arts Building 202 Website
    Dance (470) 578-7673 Chastain Pointe Website
    Admissions (770) 423-6300 Town Pointe Website
    Bursar (470) 578-6419 Student Center, 236 Website
    Financial Aid (470) 423-6074 Kennesaw Hall Website
    Financial Hardship N/A N/A Website
    Scholarships (470) 423-6074 Town Pointe, 4th floor Website
    Card Services (470) 578-3436 Student Center, 2nd floor Website
    Career Planning & Development (470) 578-6555 WB 209 Email
    Counseling (470) 578-6600 Kennesaw Hall, 2401 Website
    CARE (470) 578-5260 Kennesaw Hall, 2401 Website
    Disability Services (470) 578-2666 Student Center, 269B Website
    Health Clinic (470) 578-6644 Various Locations Website
    Housing (470) 578-5483 3805 Canton Place Website
    Math & Science Lab (SMART Center) (470) 578-6044 Suite 433 in Sturgis Website
    Orientation (470) 578-6219 Student Center, 156 Website
    Police (470) 578-6666 Public Safety bldg #20 Website
    Registrar (770) 423-6200 Kennesaw Hall Website
    Study Abroad (470) 578-6336 Town Pointe, 1700 Website
    Technology Support (470) 578-3555 Email Website
    Veterans Resource Center (470) 578-2970 Willingham Hall, 200 Website
    Writing Center (470) 578-6380 English Building, 242 Website
  • If you are currently enrolled at Kennesaw State University and interested in becoming a major in the College of the Arts, we welcome your interest in our programs. Please be aware that acceptance to many of our majors involves some additional steps either prior to or in addition to declaring your intent to change majors. Please carefully read the information about your intended major/degree prior to proceeding, and review the next section "Declare a Major." 

 

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