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Calling all Creators

Pursue your passions in Art and Design, Media and Communications, Music, or Theatre and Dance alongside a community of fellow students and faculty who will encourage, empower and support you throughout your college journey and beyond.

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School of Art and Design

For future artists, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, museum professionals and researchers, the School of Art and Design is your home for exploring visual arts and design alongside distinguished and passionate faculty and fellow students.

Reed School of Media and Communications

As a Media and Communications student, you can choose from advertising, journalism or public relations majors that prepare you to be an ethical communicator who plays the important role of keeping the public informed.

School of Music

The WVU School of Music offers a variety of majors that prepare you for careers in music performance, production, education and therapy. Cultivate your love for music while gaining skills in critical thinking, problem solving, project management and collaboration.

School of Theatre and Dance

Join our vibrant community of student actors, dancers, set designers and technicians, and benefit from one-to-one mentoring from professors who are passionate and well-connected in the world of theatre and dance.

Art Museum

The Art Museum of West Virginia University provides a welcoming and stimulating educational and research environment for diverse audiences to experience the transforming power of art. Exploring contemporary artistic innovation as well as artistic traditions of different cultures helps us to understand ourselves, our communities and our world.

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Places and Spaces

College of Creative Arts and Media students learn, perform and collaborate in 11 buildings across the WVU campus — a massive 150,000 square feet of labs, theaters, studios, classrooms and maker spaces.

Douglas O. Blaney Lobby

Just inside the main entrance to the CCAC, the Blaney Lobby wraps around the Clay Concert Theatre and offers access to the Dean’s Office, Student Recruitment Office, School of Theatre & Dance Office and the Mesaros Galleries.

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Large Ensemble Room

Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Orchestra World Music and Big Band Jazz utilize this room for concert rehearsals.

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Electronic Music Studio

This C-tech compatible classroom includes state-of-the-art audio/video equipment, houses the School of Music’s Orff instrumentarium, and collection of world percussion instruments for general music education.

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Internships and Career Opportunities

We want to ensure you get the internships and professional experience that lead to a dream career. Our alumni mentors and Internship Alliance partners connect you with opportunities locally and around the world.

Internships and Career Opportunities

Latest News

Art History professor receives grant to write book on Black artists

In the world of Art History, the journeys of Black artists are often overlooked. The West Virginia University Humanities Center recently awarded the School of Art and Design’s Rhonda Reymond a grant to support her new book, which explores the challenges and triumphs faced by two Black West Virginian artists.

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Art Museum of WVU welcomes new director

Aaron Levi Garvey is an experienced museum curator and historian specializing in modern and contemporary art.

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Grant brings School of Music, middle school students together for recording project

Thanks to a grant from the Les Paul Foundation, music business and industry students will continue their outreach to the community.

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Art History, Computer Science programs collaborate to launch Artful Algorithms project

Artificial intelligence is more prominent than ever, providing information to learners across the globe. However, when AI systems fail to provide in-depth knowledge of ancient cultures, it hinders the ability to preserve and understand history.

Read More: Art History, Computer Science programs collaborate to launch Artful Algorithms project

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