Global Positioning Studies
Through the School of Art and Design’s Global Positioning Studies initiative, you can choose to earn credits from a number of education abroad and field study courses. Faculty-led courses are offered abroad in the Disegno Italia and San Gemini Preservation Studies programs in Italy and a 19th Century Painting and Photography course in France. Field study courses offer the opportunity to study the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Andy Warhol.
You'll have opportunities to conduct undergraduate research and gain professional experience through the Research Apprentice Program (RAP), Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), the Annual WVU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Undergraduate Research Day at the West Virginia State Capitol, the National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium and at SECAC.
Among their many accolades, WVU Art History students have become Gilman Scholars, McNair Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa inductees, WVU Outstanding Seniors, Robert F. Munn Library Scholars and Eberly Scholars.
WVU has an active student-run Art History Club formed to bring together a community open to any student interested in art and its history. They have visited museums together, attended panel discussions and senior capstone presentations as a group, set up study nights and writing evenings, watched art-themed movies, had art-making workshops, are beginning a mentoring program and are publishing a student-run peer-review research journal. Check out the Art History Club on Instagram.