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School of Art and Design

The School of Art & Design is recognized as a leader in the education, creative development and growth of artists, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, museum professionals, and researchers in a broad range of visual art and design disciplines.

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Areas of Study

From painting, art education and ceramics to interior architecture, graphic design and fashion merchandising, you can explore and study a variety of art and design areas at WVU.

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Student Resources

First Year Art Supplies

Students in the BFA Art and Design, BFA Art Education, BA Art Therapy and BA Game Design and Interactive Media majors will need the following supplies beginning in their freshmen year.

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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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GPS Award

The School of Art and Design believes in the power of place based learning and has established an annual award competition to fund outstanding students who are interested in taking a Global Positioning Studies course.

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Juried Student Exhibition

The Juried Student Exhibition is an annual exhibition opportunity open to undergraduate and graduate art majors and minors currently enrolled in the WVU School of Art & Design.

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MFA Exhibition Information

Find information on the installation and de-installation process for your MFA Exhibition.

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National Art Education Association

The School of Art & Design maintains an active student chapter with the National Art Education Association. The NAEA believes that all students deserve a comprehensive, balanced and sequential program of instruction in the visual arts.

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Scholarships for Current Art and Design Students

Scholarships for currently enrolled majors and transfer students in the School of Art & Design are available.

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Writing Portfolio

The School of Art and Design values and supports written communication abilities and critical thinking skills developed through iterative writing experiences across the curriculum and within the discipline.

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Events and News

Upcoming Events

During the academic year, there are ample opportunities to explore art and design at WVU. Visit the Art Museum or Mesaros Galleries or check out one of our Visiting Artist Lectures. The 2024-25 calendar of events will be available soon.

Places and Spaces

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Ag Sciences South and Annex

WVU's Agricultural Sciences Building and adjacent Agricultural Sciences Annex include newly renovated lab spaces and classrooms for Design Studies, Fashion Design and Merchandising, and Interior Architecture.

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Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory

The Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory provides a space for students to use a variety of scientific testing to better understand what properties a fiber presents including its strengths, weaknesses, how it’s made, dyed and finished.

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Ceramics Studio

In the ceramics studio, students learn hand-working and throwing techniques.

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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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School of Art and Design In the Community

Visual Arts Summer Academies

Residential and day camp options open up the world of art for students K-12.

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