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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.

In the Galleries

The Mesaros Galleries are open to the public on an appointment-based schedule. 

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Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Laura Mesaros Gallery
Through Feb. 19, 2021

An annual juried exhibition featuring works by graduate and undergraduate WVU School of Art & Design students.

Ron Hollingshead: Circuits
Paul Mesaros Gallery
Jan. 28 - Mar. 12, 2021

Ron's personal narrative serves as a jumping-off point in creating artwork that challenges the definition of disability and uses his work to bring up larger, more universal themes, such as body, disability, pain, and pharmaceutical use.

MFA Exhibition: Cancan Huang
Laura Mesaros Gallery
Mar. 8 - 12, 2021

Virtual reception to be held Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m.

Featured Stories

College of Creative Arts launches Creative Consultants Program

Creative Consultants is a professional mentorship initiative that, through a competitive application process, matches outstanding CCA students with extraordinary professionals in the fields of art and design, music, theatre, dance, and arts education, administration and industry. 
Learn more about the program

Creative Arts Center renamed in honor of Canady leadership gift

When students return to campus, the beloved home of the College of Creative Arts will have a new name in honor of a leadership gift from the Valerie Canady Charitable Foundation. Beginning today, the former Creative Arts Center will be known as the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center.   

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Art Museum of WVU is first stop for 'Walker Evans American Photographs'

The Art Museum of West Virginia University will be the first venue on a national tour of an installation that celebrates photographer Walker Evans’s landmark solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1938. A leading figure in the history of American documentary photography, Evans is today considered one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

Learn more about the exhibition

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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It's never too early to think about your future

The WVU College of Creative Arts welcomes you to browse our resources from the 2020 Virtual Decide WVU day. Learn more about WVU's audition and portfolio review day process, check out panoramas of our educational spaces and learn the next steps for application that will help you prepare for your official audition or review during your senior year. 

Explore the College of Creative Arts virtually