Kutztown University Events

Event #1

The College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) invites art teachers and their students to attend a special workshop for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing studies in the visual arts. The workshop is scheduled forWed., Sept. 27, 2017 starting at 9:00 AM in the Sharadin Arts Building. Sessions will include discussions on building a portfolio for college admission, what it means to be an art student, and careers in art as well as tours of the facilities, opportunities to attend a class, lunch and a campus tour. The schedule is below. Teachers and students should register by Sept. 22 if they plan to attend.


9:00-9:30 Department and portfolio overviews

9:30-10:30 Tours of Sharadin Arts Building

10:30-11:30 Shadow a student or drop into a class and observe

11:30-11:45 Q & A with students

11:45-12:45 Lunch at Cub Cafe

1:00-2:00 Campus Tours


Click here to register for this workshop.


Event #2

We are pleased to offer a Professional Development Day for art teachers (Act 48 credits available) on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The theme of the in-service will be standards-based arts education, providing teachers with opportunities to explore the newest National Visual Arts Standards and Media Arts Standards through an interactive workshop and/or attending studio and art history courses.


Drs. Marilyn Stewart and Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Dept. of Art Education & Crafts, will facilitate a hands-on workshop titled, “A Closer Look: Standards in Action.” The workshop will take teachers through a standards based “lesson,” interpreting the work of a contemporary artist. Teachers will then participate in artmaking and curatorial activities as well as assessment discussions. In addition, teachers will have an opportunity to track a student’s artistic development from Pre-K to Advanced High School using a single standard strand. Classroom posters of the national standards will be provided to participants.

Click here to register for the Professional Development Day.  

More information for this event will be sent in a separate email.


Event #3

On Friday, October 13, 2017 the Communication Design Department will offer a day-long Design Camp for high school students. Students will get a hands-on introduction to digital and print design, giving them a sampling of what they will learn in KUCD.

Please have your students register here by October 6th.


A schedule of the event is as follows:

9:30–11:00 Digital/Interactive Project

11:00–12:00 Lunch & Presentation about the Communication Design Program

12:00–1:30 Print (Graphic Design) Project

Students will get to use a letterpress to create cards to take home and have their work displayed on the CD website.


Event #4

We invite students and parents/guardians to attend the CVPA Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 where students can have portfolios reviewed for admission by art faculty from the departments of Art & Art History, Communication Design, or Art Education and Crafts. Please note that admission into the visual arts programs at KU is two parts: being admitted to the university and getting a portfolio accepted.

On-line registration for the Open House is available here.
The application fee for admission will be waived for students attending and applying at this event.