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The Painting Program is designed to introduce students to the historic and contemporary foundations of painting media. Learning is both one-on-one and collaborative. Traditional and experimental oil and acrylic painting in figurative and abstract imagery are explored to their fullest potential.

Career Profile

Careful individualized advisement prepares painters to comprehend and engage the gallery market, trends in critical thinking and reputable graduate programs for further study and professional opportunities.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

ARHS 120 Survey of Art History 1 ART 121 Visual Foundations 1 ART 191 First-Year Seminar-CCA ART 111 Drawing 1 ENGL 101 Composition And Rhetoric

Senior Year

ART 413 Senior Projects in Painting PSYC 302 Behavior Principles ARHS 493I Special Topics ART 212 Multi Media ARHS 240 Art Theory

By the Numbers

Facts and figures that make this major unique:

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.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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