History of the Arts at Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw Junior College opens its doors; programs include music and art.
Permanent Collection of Art started.
KJC becomes Kennesaw College.
Kennesaw College awards first four-year degrees—Music major Marty Barrett Ansorge is the first graduate.
Music Building opens.
School of Arts and Behavioral Sciences created.
Department of Music created.
Accreditation received from the National Association of Schools of Music.
Department of Music renamed Department of Music and Performing Arts.
Department of Visual Arts created.
Kennesaw College renamed Kennesaw State College.
Joe Mack Wilson Building opens.
Howard Logan Stillwell Theater opens.
Fine Arts Gallery opens.
KSC becomes Kennesaw State University.
Department of Music and Performing Arts split into Department of Music and Department of Theater.
School of the Arts created.
Accreditation received from the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
Visual Arts Building opens
First Annual Benefit Gala presented--In six years, this event raised more than $1 million for scholarships.
Department of Theater becomes Department of Theatre and Performance Studies.
School of the Arts becomes College of the Arts.
Accreditation received from National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center opens.
The Don Russell Clayton Gallery and Anna Henriequez Atrium opens in the Bailey Center.
Dance major created.
Department of Music becomes the School of Music.
KSU designated an “All-Steinway School.”
Wilson Building Annex opens.
First graduate program—MAT in Art—launched.
Department of Theatre and Performance Studies becomes Department of Theatre, Performance Studies and Dance.
Art history major created.
Dance Studios opened at Chastain Pointe.
Black Box Theater named Onyx Theater.
Department of Dance and Department of Theatre and Performance Studies are separated.
Department of Visual Arts becomes School of Art and Design.
Dr. Patty Poulter becomes the second dean of the College of the Arts, following Joe Meeks's retirement.
The Zuckerman Museum of Art, part of the Department of Museums, Archives & Rare Books, opens.
The Malinda Jolley Mortin Gallery opens with a generous endowment gift.