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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Pathway: Visual and Performing Arts

Our program offers an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research university. You'll build a portfolio to jump-start your career in photography, digital editing, video or animation.

Academics

Fall
  • ART 111 Drawing 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ART 121 Visual Foundations 1 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ARHS 120 Survey of Art History 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • ART 112 Drawing 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • ART 212 Multi Media
    3
  • ARHS 160 Survey of Art History 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
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).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Download the Guide application
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

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
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

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:

  • Make a friend from another country
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

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

  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall

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:

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

Academics

Fall
  • ART 211 Figure Drawing
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ART 232 Photography or
    ART 270 Introduction to Electronic Media 1
  • ART 200-level Elective
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • ARHS 200/300/400-level Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ART 212 Multi Media
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ART 234 Digital Photography or
    ART 271 Introduction to Electronic Media 2
  • ART 200-level Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ARHS 200/300/400-level 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).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

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:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall

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:

  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Join a student organization
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • 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 second year you should:

  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Take a fitness class at the 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 second year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    6
    ART 370 Intermediate Electronic Media or
    ART 333 Alternative Photography
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
12
Spring
  • Select one of the following courses:
    6
    ART 370 Intermediate Electronic Media or
    ART 332 Intermediate Photography
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Elective
    6
  • 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).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • 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 third year you should:

  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

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 leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

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

  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Exercise daily
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol

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)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    6
    ART 370 Intermediate Electronic Media or
    ART 335 Advanced Photography
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Elective
    6
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • Select one of the following courses:
    6
    ART 470 Senior Projects in Intermedia or
    ART 435 Senior Projects in Photography
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Elective
    6
  • 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).
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • 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 fourth year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • 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 fourth year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

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

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Join an intramural team
  • Take an academic yoga 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:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Attend a career fair

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