The School of Art and Design has developed exciting and unique study abroad opportunities for visual art students. Working collaboratively with the WVU Office of International Programs and with our sister institutions abroad, we have created programs of the highest caliber, where groups of students, led by WVU faculty, study with master artists and teachers of the host country. Partner institutions include the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute (China), the Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing, China), the Nanjing College of Art (China), the University of Guanajuato (Mexico) and La Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (Milan, Italy).
There are a variety of programs offered, within diverse disciplines and for varying lengths of time. These include a semester-long program in China to study ceramics, five and a half week summer programs to study painting or ceramics in China, and six weeks to study design in Milan. Each program is unique and offers special opportunities for creative inquiry. All of our programs are offered for credit at the undergraduate or graduate level and are rich in cultural study. These include numerous visits to museums, historical sites, and special events.
Our international programs are a fundamental part of our academic programs. In additional to the groups of students that travel abroad, a faculty exchange program brings outstanding faculty from our partner institutions to Morgantown. These residencies enable the entire academic community to share the spirit of our global experience.