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mountaineer short film festival

The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival returns on April 19 – 21, 2024 for its 11th edition.

Hosted by the Time-Based Art area in the School of Art & Design, the West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival is an international, competitive film screening showing selected works from around the world, along with short films created by WVU students and regional filmmakers. The festival celebrates exceptional, compelling, and boundary-pushing works in film, experimental video and animation. Its primary mission is to help foster creative approaches to these genres and to expose West Virginia University students and the surrounding Morgantown community to the world of independent filmmaking and video art. Submissions from artists and filmmakers are accepted until March 8, 2024.

Learn more about the Mountaineer Short Film Festival

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.


Matthew Willie Garcia: Dreaming of Distant Realities

Laura Mesaros Gallery

January 25 – February 22, 2024

Stephen Vitiello: Two Moons (night vision)

Paul Mesaros Gallery

February 1 – 29, 2024

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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