Dr. Ivan Pulinkala at Kennesaw State
Welcome to the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University, home to the School of Art and Design, Department of Dance, School of Music, and the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies.

Our highly accomplished faculty and professional staff prepare students for success in a complex global society through transformational artistic and scholarly engagement. College of the Arts students discover innovative ways to be entrepreneurs and engaged citizens. They excel as artists, conduct research alongside faculty, study abroad, and engage in a multiplicity of community-based practices that prepare them for future success.

The arts at KSU are vital to the ecology of our campus and the Atlanta community, providing opportunities to enrich people’s lives and engage in critical discourse, while advancing the mission of our student-centered public institution. A diverse offering of over 100 exhibitions, performances and public lectures distinguish KSU as one of the most artistically vibrant communities in Georgia. Partnerships with professional art and community organizations ensure our relevance to our professional artistic practices.

I invite you to visit the College of the Arts and experience our community dedicated to preparing students for wide-ranging careers as lifelong learners. Please join us and experience the transformative power of our student, faculty, and guest artist presentations in our state-of-the-art venues such as the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, Dance Theater, Onyx Theater, Stillwell Theater, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

We are a diverse artistic community that celebrates the inclusion of all people and thoughts, committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge, possibility and imagination.

Ivan Pulinkala, Ed.D.
Dean, College of the Arts

(photo by Robert Pack, Wide Screen Video Productions)