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Welcome to our community of artists, performers, communicators, designers, musicians, educators, therapists and creators who are pursuing their passions while working to make a positive impact on the world.

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Review the admissions criteria for the various majors and programs offered in the WVU College of Creative Arts and Media.

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Clubs and Student Organizations

The WVU College of Creative Arts and Media hosts a variety of student organizations that offer opportunities for you to engage in University activities and connect with other students and professionals nationwide.

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It’s easy for first-time freshmen to qualify for our merit based scholarships. Just submit your application to WVU and we’ll review it for our central awards. Students interested in Art and Design, Music and Theatre and Dance may qualify for additional scholarships based on portfolio reviews or auditions.

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Technology Requirements

The College of Creative Arts and Media has special recommendations for hardware and software that are applicable to all of its incoming students. Some majors will require a high-performance hardware system and additional software.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition varies based on major or program, residency and whether you live on campus. WVU offers several financial aid options to help offset the cost.

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Register for Your Audition or Portfolio Review

All degree programs in the School of Art and Design, School of Music, and School of Theatre and Dance, with the exception of Art History, Technical Art History, Art Therapy, Game Design and Interactive Media, Theatre BA, and Music Industry multi-instrumental degrees require a portfolio review (Art & Design) or an audition (Dance, Music, and Theatre).

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Spaces And Places

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.

Antoinette E. Falbo Theatre

The Falbo Theatre hosts opera performances, dance concerts and theatre classes. A movable seating bank for 200 allows the space to be customized for each audience.

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Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries

The Mesaros Galleries serve to educate students, faculty, and staff across the university as well as the larger Morgantown community, with special emphasis on art majors and students of art history. Exhibitions focus on innovative, experimental art that advances scholarship and discourse in the field.

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Gladys G. Davis Theatre

The Davis Theatre creates an immersive experience for actors and audiences in 3 to 4 School of Theatre & Dance productions each year.

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There’s More!

A lot happens outside of your coursework and classes. Join fellow students, faculty, alumni and friends who produce a variety of art and content in a variety of formats. Check them out.

Mon Hills Music Group

Mon Hills Music Group is a professional component of the School of Music that includes the student-run Mon Hills Records music label.

Curiosity Series

The Curiosity Series is a sampling of the diverse art events featuring students, faculty and internationally acclaimed guest artists.

Community Music PRogram

WVU's Community Music Program provides high-quality musical training to individuals of all ages and levels in Morgantown and the surrounding region. 

U92: The Moose

Listen to or become on-air talent at U92: The Moose, WVU's college radio station.

The PRide

The 330-plus member "Pride of West Virginia" marching band has performed before more than one million people over the past twenty years. Any WVU student is eligibly to join the band; an audition is required.

The Retail Lab

The Retail Lab on Morgantown's High Street curates and sells a collection of sustainable fashion products (secondhand, vintage, and repurposed) and other creative work made by students, alumni, faculty, and community members.

In the Galleries

Be sure to check out the art featured in the Art Museum and Mesaros Galleries, and plan for your very own exhibit in one of these spaces!


Tune in for Integrate Online, which features virtual panel discussions that explore topical marketing communications challenges.


Check out The Daily Athenaeum, WVU's independent student newspaper.

Student to Faculty Ratio

Enjoy the benefits of a large university while getting one-on-one faculty interaction and guidance within one of our four schools.

Learn more about your future professors

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Virtual Tour

West Virginia University is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single mission: to provide a quality and affordable education. No matter who you are, you’ll find your niche here.

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Visit Us

The best way to learn if the WVU College of Creative Arts and Media is a good fit for you is to visit campus. Schedule a time to stop by!

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Request Information

Our recruiters James Froemel and Timmy Eads (who both happen to be alumni of programs in the College of Creative Arts and Media) are here to answer any questions you might have.

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