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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.   

Learn about the portfolio review process 

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. 

Book your advance ticket to the Mesaros Galleries

Faculty Collects

A selection of works from the personal collections of the School of Art & Design faculty.

October 8 – November 13, 2020 

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries 

December 3, 2020- January 15, 2021 

Featured Stories

2020 MFA and BFA Exhibitions on display virtually

The School of Art & Design has gotten creative in ways to bring art out of the Mesaros Galleries and into the homes of viewers during this time. The 2020 MFA and BFA Exhibitions are now on display virtually.  
Virtual MFA Exhibitions
Virtual BFA Exhibition

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.   

Read more about the naming

Graduate Application Fees waived through 2021

Apply now for an MFA or MA program at the WVU School of Art & Design using the code GRWVU25 to waive your application fee through January 15, 2021.

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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. 

Find more tips for a successful portfolio review

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