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Intermedia and PhotographyMajor

Our program offers an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research university. You'll build a portfolio to jump-start your career in photography, digital editing, video or animation.


What is Intermedia and Photography at WVU like?


Our program fosters creative exploration in the production of contemporary art through exploring digital and traditional photographic processes, digital video, animation, installation, interactivity and sound design.

All interested students must apply to the University and submit a portfolio for the School of Art and Design for acceptance.

Intermedia and Photography program highlights:

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What makes Intermedia and Photography at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

The program’s reputation and quality faculty open up many doors for you to continue learning through top graduate programs and internships, or to launch directly into studio work. The program regularly hosts visiting artists, allowing you to show your work to professionals in your field.

We offer two academic tracks:

  • Photography: For students interested in digital or traditional darkroom photography.
  • Electronic media: For students interested in multimedia, digital editing, video or animation.

Academic resources include:

  • Traditional darkroom and digital imaging lab.
  • Fully-equipped art studios for printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, painting and foundations classes.
  • Advanced digital technology, including access to 3-D printing.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Our graduates go on to portfolio careers, private studios, artist residencies/internships and graduate school for the MFA in Intermedia or Photography

Other students have been accepted into highly-respected graduate programs throughout the country, including Syracuse University.

Other students have entered directly into the field and are now professional photographers, animators and videographers.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Intermedia and Photography major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


Graduates from this major have gone to work at:


What are the courses like in Intermedia and Photography at WVU?

Plan of Study

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Cost and Aid

How much does Intermedia and Photography at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $421
Per Semester $5,052
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,104
Per Credit $1,134
Per Semester $13,608
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,216
Per Credit $1,134
Per Semester $13,908
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,816
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Ways to Save

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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Intermedia and Photography can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

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What are the requirements to apply for Intermedia and Photography at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Intermedia and Photography major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2022-23 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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