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VISUALIZE YOUR FUTURE

The School of Art & Design is recognized as a leader in the education, creative development and growth of artists, designers, scholars, and teachers in the visual arts.   

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Areas of Study

Learn the fundamentals of visual thinking in an area that drives you to create.
MFA Exhibitions
March 4, 2019 - March 29, 2019
Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries 
Graduate student work.
Senior BFA Exhibition 
April 11 - May 10, 2019
Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries 
Undergraduate student work. 

Featured Stories

Master Printmaking Series in Memory of Joe Hestick

A coal miner by trade, Joe Hestick loved the world of art. Mr. Hestick’s love of art and education is why Beth Hestick decided to fund the Master Printmaking Series in Memory of Joe Hestick.
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New GPS Program teaches restoration, preservation in Italy

The San Gemini Preservation Studies program  is a four-week series of courses, field projects and place-based experiences run through the San Gemini Preservation Studies International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies.    

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Professor awarded grant to research the impact of art therapy on middle schoolers

Terese Giobbia, Ph.D., coordinator and assistant professor of Art Education will research whether the inclusion of known visual arts therapy approaches in the art curriculum can help foster higher self-efficacy among middle school students.
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Visual Arts Summer Academy 2019

The WVU School of Art & Design will hold its second Visual Arts Summer Academy June 23-28, 2019 at the WVU Creative Arts Center. 

Learn more about the camp & register now

Mountaineer Short Film Festival

Established in 2010 by the Electronic Media Area of the West Virginia University School of Art and Design, the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival celebrates exceptional, compelling, and innovative works in film, experimental video and animation. This year's festival will be held April 26-27, 2019 in the Gluck Theatre at the Mountainlair. 

Visit the film festival website