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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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The Mesaros Galleries are currently closed due to the temporary suspension of in-person activities on campus. 

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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

Art and Environment course available online for Summer 2020

This summer, the School of Art & Design is offering Art and Environment, a three-credit multidisciplinary graduate and undergraduate studio/seminar course open to all university students. It is designed to increase awareness of the relationship between studio artists and the environment. This course will include readings, discussions, lectures, presentations and screenings that examine the natural world as media, catalyst, and content.

ART 380/580
Art and Environment
Web-based CRN: 52789/52790

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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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