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Visual and Performing Arts Pathway

Expand your expertise and turn your talent in visual arts, dance, music or theatre into a rewarding career.


Find your niche — in the classroom and beyond. We’ll help you find your passion and build skills for your career. These are just a few of the resources you’ll have access to at WVU that will prepare you life after WVU.

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Develop real-world skills in our specialized laboratories, clinics and research centers.

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Portrait of Jacob Bumgarner


A Pianist-Turned-Neuroscientist

Jacob Bumgarner
Music Performance: Piano, Class of 2019

Jacob had been an aspiring musician; however, a life-changing hand injury in 2017 inspired him to find a new career as a neuroscientist. His college career is marked by a blend of musical performances, self-employment, internship experience and undergraduate research.

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