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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Intercollegiate Programs
Pathways: Visual and Performing Arts, Business and Communications

A hybrid program of the College of Creative Arts and Reed College of Media, this major blends art, coding and design with an understanding of media platforms.

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • JRL 101 Media and Society Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    2
    JRL 191 College of Media Orientation or
    ART 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
  • ART 121 Visual Foundations 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • Elective
    3
14
Spring
  • ART 122 Visual Foundations 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ARHS 160 Survey of Art History 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • JRL 215 Media Writing Exclamation Point
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • ART 223 Introduction to Graphic Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 234 Digital Photography Exclamation Point
    3
  • JRL 210 Visual Journalism and New Media Exclamation Point
    3
  • JRL 225 Media Tools & Applications Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • ADV 215 Principles of Advertising Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 272 Designing for Multimedia Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 285
    3
  • JRL 262
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Join a student organization
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Take a fitness class at the Rec Center
  • Spend a day without technology
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ART 270 Introduction to Electronic Media 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 372 Interactive Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • JRL 322 Gaming Design and Digital Narrative Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • ART 271 Introduction to Electronic Media 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 325 Design for Web and Screen
    3
  • ARHS 406 Graphic Design History
    3
  • JRL 362
    3
  • Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Join a club sport team
  • Attend a career fair
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ART 485
    3
  • JRL 428 Media Ethics and Law
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    JRL 431 Multimedia Storytelling or
    JRL 440 Visual Storytelling for the Media
  • Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • ART 472 Advanced Interactive Design
    3
  • JRL 458 Interactive Media and Audience Building
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Join an intramural team
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)