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

McLean Fahnestock
Paul Mesaros Gallery
Oct. 14 - Nov. 11, 2021
Lecture: Nov. 4 at 5 p.m., Bloch Hall

Contemporary media and video art

Fahnestock seeks out footage, images, and items that expand our understanding of place, real and unreal, and through exploration, question how we process information to obtain knowledge. 

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Laura Mesaros Gallery
Dec. 2, 2021 - January 13, 2022
Reception: Dec. 2 at 5 p.m., Bloch Hall

A selection of student work selected by jurors. 

David Menard
Paul Mesaros Gallery
Jan. 27 - Feb. 24, 2022
Lecture: Jan. 27, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Printmaking and sculpture artist. 

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 Creative Consultants

WVU adds Art Therapy Degree

A new Bachelor of Arts degree in West Virginia University’s School of Art & Design will blend studio art training with psychology and counseling skills, giving graduates the foundations to pursue careers in the growing field of art therapy.

Read more about the Art Therapy program

Technical Art History makes art a science

For West Virginia University Technical Art History students, the on-campus opportunity for hands-on learning and a disciplined approach to scientific methods gives them the advanced skills needed to hit the ground running after graduation.

Learn more about Technical Art History

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

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