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

We offer an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research institution. You'll train in traditional and experimental oil and acrylic media and explore both figurative and abstract imagery.

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 122 Visual Foundations 2 Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    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).
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Download the Guide application
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • 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 first year you should:

  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Eat a pepperoni roll

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:

  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • 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 first year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Join an intramural team
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2

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:

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

Academics

Fall
  • ART 211 Figure Drawing
    3
  • ART 213 Painting 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ARHS 200/300/400-level Elective
    3
  • ART 200-level Elective
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • ART 212 Multi Media
    3
  • ART 214 Painting 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 200-level Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ARHS 200/300/400-level Elective
    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).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • 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 second year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event

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
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore mentorship 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:

  • Exercise daily
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • 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 second year you should:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ART 313 Painting 3 Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
7
Spring
  • ART 313 Painting 3 Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Electives
    6
  • Elective
    3
10
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).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • 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 third year you should:

  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

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:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class

Health and Wellness

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

  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Visit campus farmers market

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:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • 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
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ART 313 Painting 3 Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Electives
    6
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
10
Spring
  • ART 413 Senior Projects in Painting
    6
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Electives
    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).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • 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
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • 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
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • 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:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • 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 fourth year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST

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

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