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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.  

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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 Mon. - Thurs, Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.


BFA Exhibition
Laura and Paul Mesaros Galleries
April 7 - May 13, 2022
Reception: April 7 at 4 p.m. in the CCAC Lobby

Contemporary media and video art

An exhibition of work by our graduating BFA students. 



Featured Stories

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.
Learn more about the program

Eve Faulkes Justice Through Design Endowment

After more than 40 years at the West Virginia University School of Art & Design, Eve Faulkes is retiring. Her legacy will live on at the school with the creation of the Eve Faulkes Justice Through Design Endowment. The endowment will provide scholarships for underrepresented students majoring in graphic design.

Read more about the endowment

WVU faculty & students to exhibit in Fayetteville

April 16 - June 4

"This exhibition will highlight the relationship between the faculty in these specific areas of study and their current graduate students,” said Jason Lee, associate professor of sculpture. "The work will showcase the variety of ideas, processes, and media that reside within not only these individual programs but the School of Art and Design as a whole."

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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