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Multidisciplinary StudiesMajor

Our MDS program gives you the flexibility of selecting three minors to create an individualized educational plan. At least two of the minors must be selected from programs offered by the College of Creative Arts.


What is Multidisciplinary Studies at WVU like?


Through the College of Creative Arts, students have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (BMdS) degree by following an individualized course of study that they create based on their own career goals and artistic interests. Students can combine different fields of study into one degree program that fosters individual creativity while providing opportunities in performance, exhibition and scholarship.

Our Multidisciplinary Studies major requires you to select at least two minors within the College of Creative Arts, along with a third minor which can be selected from anywhere in the University, including the College of Creative Arts. If three minors are chosen from the College of Creative Arts, minors must be selected from at least two different schools within the College.

Minors within the School of Theatre and Dance and School of Art and Design do not require an audition or portfolio review. Some minors in the School of Music require an audition.

Multidisciplinary Studies program highlights:

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Fast Facts

What makes Multidisciplinary Studies at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

  • Grants are available for educational travel and research opportunities.
  • Program-specific internships are available.
  • The Creative Arts Center (CAC) includes nine conventional classrooms, five computer labs, eight visual art studios, ceramics shops, sculpture shops, theatre wood and paint shops, theatre costume shop, dark rooms, dressing rooms, ensemble lab, movement lab, rehearsal spaces, practice rooms and private offices and studios.
  • The Evansdale Library is just a short walk from the CAC and houses industry specific journals, magazines and printed and sound music resources to stay current on what is happening and what is about to happen in the world of the arts.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Cost and Aid

How much does Multidisciplinary Studies 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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Transfer Articulation Agreements

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What are the requirements to apply for Multidisciplinary Studies at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Multidisciplinary Studies 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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