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

Our BFA program focuses on the development of personal imagery while cultivating foundational skills. Along with the resources of a major research university, we offer an immersive art experience in a small studio environment, providing individual attention to promote student growth.

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
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    6
18
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).
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • 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:

  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • 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 first year you should:

  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Join a student organization

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)
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Visit the Student Rec Center

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:

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

Academics

Fall
  • ART 211 Figure Drawing
    3
  • ART 230 Printmaking - Intaglio and Relief Exclamation Point
    3
  • 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
  • ART 231 Printmaking - Lithography 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
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department

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:

  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • 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 second year you should:

  • Make a friend from another country
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • 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 second year you should:

  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • 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 second year you should:

  • 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)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ART 330 Printmaking Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
7
Spring
  • ART 330 Printmaking 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
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series

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 West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Visit the Core Arboretum

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:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

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

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • 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 third year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

Academics

Fall
  • ART 330 Printmaking Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Electives
    6
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
10
Spring
  • ART 430 Senior Projects in Printmaking
    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).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

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 a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend Spring 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 fourth year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • 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 fourth year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via 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 fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • 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.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview

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