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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.
Teri Giobbia: "The TRASHION Project"
Aug. 5 - 23, Lecture on Aug. 22 at 5 p.m.
Laura Mesaros Gallery
"The TRASHION Project" introduces viewers to different forms of wearable art that use a variety of recycled materials and technology to create sustainable, eco-fashion items and garments.

Jay Ryan
Sept. 5 - 27, Lecture on Sept. 5 at 5 p.m.
Laura Mesaros Gallery
Jay Ryan has been making screenprints and concert posters in and around Chicago since 1995. This event is part of the WVU College of Creative Arts Curiosity Series.
Filippo Tagliati
Sept. 5 - 27, Lecture on Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.
Paul Mesaros Gallery
Tagliati’s projects are situated at the intersection of photography, video and site-specific installation.

Featured Stories

WVU Curiosity Series lineup announced

In its second season, the Curiosity Series is a sampling of the hundreds of events presented yearly in the College of Creative Arts. According to Dean Keith Jackson, this year’s programming has something for everyone in the greater Morgantown community.
See more Curiosity Series events

WVU becomes first university in U.S. to offer technical art history degree

Students interested in the science behind art and its conservation will now be able to study at WVU in the Bachelor of Arts in Technical Art History program, the first degree of its kind in the nation.     

Learn more about program

Malcolm Davis Living Legacy Fund for Ceramics

Mr. Davis was almost forty when he took his first pottery class in 1974.  He had held many titles in his life up until that point, including banker, pastor, actuary and political activist.  But it was during that first pottery class that Mr. Davis found what he considered his destiny.
Learn more about the fund

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 attend Junior preview Day on November 17, 2019. Experience a walkthrough of WVU's audition and portfolio review day process, receive feedback from faculty and learn tips for scholarship consideration that will help you prepare for your official audition or review during your senior year. 

Register now for Junior Preview Day