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

Society's increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for professional composers and teachers. This program will prepare you to be a composer in both acoustic and electronic styles.

Academics

Fall
15
Spring
18
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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).
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Download the Guide application

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 the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community

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:

  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • 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:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Download a chillPACK at well.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:

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

Academics

Fall
16
Spring
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).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

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:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • 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 second year you should:

  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • 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 second year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Join an intramural team

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:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
14
Spring
14
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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).
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

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 Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip

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:

  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Work on a community service project
  • Participate in leadership development 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:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • 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 third year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
13
Spring
12
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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 the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

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:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • 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:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

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

  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Join an intramural team

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:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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