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

Our BFA program provides training in many different materials and processes for making three-dimensional work. We offer an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research university.

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).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment

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
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year

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 hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Take a language course
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • 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:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • 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 first year you should:

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

Academics

Fall
  • ART 211 Figure Drawing
    3
  • ART 226 Introduction to Sculpture 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 227 Sculpture 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).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Find a faculty mentor

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 football game
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend WVUp All Night

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:

  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity 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:

  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program

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)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Study Abroad (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
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • ART 326 Sculpture Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
7
Spring
  • ART 326 Sculpture 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).
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • 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 an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • 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 third year you should:

  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Work on a community service project

Health and Wellness

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

  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • 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 third year you should:

  • 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
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Become a leader in your club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • ART 326 Sculpture Exclamation Point
    1-15
  • ART or ARHS 200/300/400-level Electives
    6
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
10
Spring
  • ART 426 Senior Projects in Sculpture
    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
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • 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 WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • 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:

  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • 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 fourth year you should:

  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • 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:

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

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