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Are you a first-time freshman? Or switching from another major at WVU? Transferring credits from another university? Or ready to pursue a graduate degree? Regardless of your collegiate status, you'll receive a warm welcome to the College of Creative Arts and Media and we'll support you every step of the way.

Undergraduate Admissions

We offer 25 different undergraduate majors in art, communications, dance, design, media, music and theatre, and you'll jump right into College of Creative Arts and Media courses in your first semester. After submitting your application, you'll be paired with an advisor who will guide your through your academic journey.

  1. Apply to WVU

    All students must complete West Virginia University's application online at

    The WVU College of Creative Arts and Media uses the same undergraduate admission standards for first-time freshmen as West Virginia University. Visit for details on general WVU admission. Indicate on your WVU application that you are interested in a College of Creative Arts and Media major. For entering freshmen who change their major to the College, please call the WVU Office of Admissions at 304-293-2121.

    Current WVU students who seek to change their major to the College of Creative Arts and Media should contact their current academic advisor to begin the process.

    This is the only step in the application process for some majors, including:

    • Advertising and Public Relations BSJ
    • Art History and Museum Professions BA
    • Art Therapy BA
    • Design Studies BS
    • Fashion Design and Merchandising BS
    • Game Design and Interactive Media BA
    • Integrated Marketing Communications BS (online)
    • Interior Architecture BS
    • Journalism BSJ
    • Multidisciplinary Media Studies BA
    • Multidisciplinary Studies BMds
    • Music Business and Industry BA *
    • Sports and Adventure Media BSJ
    • Theatre BA

    * Students who choose the Applied Music Emphasis in the Music Business and Industry major will be contacted for an audition at a later date.

  2. Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

    An audition or portfolio review is required for some majors, noted below. The School of Music audition process is also used to determine your music scholarship eligibility.

    • Acting BFA
    • Art and Design BFA *
    • Art Education BFA *
    • Dance BA
    • Music BA
    • Music Composition BMus
    • Music Education BMus
    • Music Performance BMus
    • Music Therapy BMus
    • Music and Health BS
    • Musical Theatre BFA
    • Theatre Design and Technology BFA
    Learn More about Undergraduate Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

    * The portfolio is not used as a screening tool. It allows us to assess your skills to map out the best course of study. If you have questions or would like tips or advice on what to include in your portfolio, contact James Froemel at

Graduate Admissions

Admission to a College of Creative Arts and Media graduate programs is limited to holders of baccalaureate or equivalent degrees from institutions of higher learning. Requirements vary based on program.

International Admissions

WVU is a school with international reach. While our students, scholars and partners come from 110 countries, all 50 states and some U.S. territories, they are united by the Mountaineer pride and school spirit for which our campus is known. Learn more at