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Find Your Inspiration in the College of Creative Arts

In the College of Creative Arts, you can pioneer your future and create a one-of-a-kind career path.

New Student Orientation

Here's your official introduction to the College of Creative Arts.

Welcome to the College of Creative Arts

Watch a welcome message from Dr. Keith Jackson, dean of the College of Creative Arts.

Overview of Advising

Learn how you'll work with an academic adviser to create a fall class schedule and follow the plan of study for your degree program.

Tools for Success

An overview of advising and scheduling tools, First-Year Seminar and resources available to help you succeed at WVU.

Facilities and Ensembles

Learn about ensembles, lockers, parking and requesting room access in the Creative Arts Center. Updated information about auditions will be available on the ensembles web page throughout the summer.

Creative Arts Center Operations

Questions? Contact James Froemel, recruitment specialist, at jfroemel@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-4339, or request a meeting.

Academic Tour of Creative Arts

School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance has all the advantages of a large university with the one-on-one attention that only a close-knit artistic home can offer.

School of Music

Find your niche at the School of Music, where a little determination can take you anywhere.

School of Art and Design

The School of Art and Design is recognized as a leader in the education, creative development and growth of artists, designers, scholars and teachers in the visual arts.

Where You’ll Learn and Discover

The Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center

This is where College of Creative Arts students pursue their passions in art, design, music, theatre and dance. The Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center has five performance areas and galleries for visual art exhibits, plus numerous classrooms, labs, shops and studios.

Mesaros Galleries

Located just off the main lobby of the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center, the Paul and Laura Mesaros Galleries feature exhibitions that focus on innovative, experimental art. Contemporary artists featured in the exhibits are invited to campus as part of the Visiting Artists Program to speak to classes, present a public lecture, and mentor art and design students.

Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

The 1,444-seat Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre is the largest performance area in the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center. Many faculty, student and professional performers entertain at the Clay Theatre.

Art Museum of WVU

The Art Museum of WVU makes education, culture and creativity possible for students and community members of all ages. Two galleries present touring exhibitions as well as exhibitions drawn from the University’s collection of over 5,000 pieces. The Art Museum offers programming from gallery tours to interactive experiences and welcomes classrooms across campus to engage with art in their curriculum.

Ceramics Studio

The College of Creative Arts is small enough to get one-on-one attention, but big enough to provide all the tools you need — like this well-stocked Ceramics Studio. WVU is one of only a few schools in the nation with a ceramics production line that brings student productions to the general public.