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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. Explore majors related to this pathway.

Student Organizations:

Start your professional network (and add leadership experience to your résumé) by joining major-related clubs.


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


Personalize your curriculum with classes related to your interests and career goals.

  • ART 226: Introduction to Sculpture
  • ART 267: Technology Methods in Art Education
  • DANC 255: Dance Styles for Musical Theatre
  • DANC 360: Advanced Choreography
  • LARC 465: Regional Design
  • MUSC 185: Introduction to Music Therapy
  • MUSC 226: Applied Music: Voice
  • THET 322: Scene Design
  • THET 344: Acting Studio
  • THET 375: Puppet Construction

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Portrait of Shan Jiang

Research and Innovation

Designing Better Hospitals

Shan Jiang

Using immersive virtual reality technologies, Professor Jiang and her research team are addressing the functionality of finding your way in large hospitals.

"The functional complexity of large hospitals can often lead to spatial disorientation and wayfinding difficulties for its patients, often exacerbating a situation that is already anxiety-producing."

More About Professor Jiang's Research

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