Through a variety of media explorations, including digital and traditional photographic processes, digital video, animation, installation, interactivity and sound design, students are encouraged to develop unique and compelling forms of expression.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearARHS 120 Survey of Art History 1 ART 111 Drawing 1 ART 121 Visual Foundations 1 ENGL 101 Composition And Rhetoric ART 191 First-Year Seminar-CCA
Senior YearART 494G Sem: BFA Studio ART 435 Senior Projects in Photography ART 470 Senior Projects in Intermedia ART 393A SPTP: Intermediate 3D Animation ART 211 Figure Drawing
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- Students can pursue their creative passion in the program's unique summer field courses in Chile's Atacama desert or the wilderness of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
- The Mesaros Galleries in the Creative Arts Center host national and international exhibitions and distinguished visiting artists.
- WVU's art collection includes 3,000 works from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.