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School of art & Design

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.  

Areas of Study

Learn the fundamentals of visual thinking in an area that drives you to create.

In the Galleries

The Mesaros Galleries are open to the public Mon. - Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Colin Lyons: The Alchemical Valley Geoengineering See Vault

Laura Mesaros Gallery

August 31 – September 28, 2023

George Rodriguez: Ancestral Adornments

Paul Mesaros Gallery

August 24 – September 28, 2023

Featured Stories

Morgantown shows off art student's talent

A new mural on Beechurst Avenue is now complete thanks to Art Education students in West Virginia University’s School of Art & Design.

The mural, located at 210 and 230 Beechurst Avenue, took five months to complete after 304 Properties Management first contacted Associate Professor of Art Education Terese Giobbia about bringing life to the blank wall in their parking lot. 

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WVU Launches MA in Game Design

A new Master of Arts degree in Game Design at West Virginia University will prepare graduates for careers in the growing global gamification industry.
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WVU Multimedia artist's new 'Symphony of Sickness' series riffs on heavy metal band logos

Jason Lee, professor of sculpture at the CCA, began working on “Symphony of Sickness” in 2019, supported by a faculty research grant. Artists Image Resources in Pittsburgh collaborated with Lee on printmaking and mounted the first exhibition of works from the series this summer.

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Become a Mountaineer

All degree programs in the School of Art & Design, with the exception of Art History and Interactive Design for Media, require a portfolio review. 
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See where ideas take shape

The WVU College of Creative Arts is offering a new way for visitors to explore the art, music and theatre spaces in the Canady Creative Arts Center.

Take a virtual tour of the Canady Creative Arts Center