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Multidisciplinary Studies, BMDS

Through the College of Creative Arts and Media, you can earn a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (BMdS) degree by creating an individualized course of study based on your career goals and artistic interests. You can combine different fields of study into one degree program that fosters creativity while providing opportunities in performance, exhibition and scholarship.

Our Multidisciplinary Studies major requires you to select at least two minors within the College of Creative Arts and Media, along with a third minor which can be selected from anywhere in the University, including the College of Creative Arts and Media. If three minors are chosen from the College of Creative Arts and Media, minors must be selected from at least two different schools within the College.

Some Creative Arts and Media minors require you to complete a successful audition/review process in order to enroll and/or complete the course of study.

Your Degree Plan


Aerial view of Martin and Woodburn Halls

Our MDS program gives you the flexibility of selecting three minors to create an individualized educational plan. At least two of the minors must be selected from programs offered by the College of Creative Arts and Media.

Take advantage of special options related to this major:

  • Honors

    Expand your curiosity — and enhance your curriculum — through the WVU Honors College. Two programs are offered: Honors Foundations for first- and second-year students and Honors EXCEL for third- and fourth-year students.

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The WVU Difference

What sets this program apart from its competitors?

  • One of the only programs of this type among regional arts institutions.
  • Personalize your course of study by combining different artistic fields of study.
  • Fosters creativity and allows you to pursue your own interests and career goals.
  • Forge your own experience through broad options in our curriculum.
  • Partnerships with regional arts organizations and international universities expand your network and perspective.
  • International exchange programs to expand your global perspective.
  • Annual series of visiting artist lectures and gallery exhibitions in WVU Art Museum and Mesaros Galleries features nationally recognized artists and scholars.
  • Many opportunities for community engagement and outreach presentations.
  • Art and Design programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
  • The WVU School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Theatre programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

Over 92% of WVU freshmen receive grants or scholarships (2022-2023).

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Places and Spaces

Learn about all of the places and spaces you'll learn in.

Program Facility - Creative Arts Center

Canady Creative Arts Center

The Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts center boasts 4 exhibition spaces, 5 performance spaces, 33 individual practice rooms and 50 classrooms and studios with plenty of space to create. The loading dock at the rear of the building is a wonderful open-air space with stunning acoustics.

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Multidisciplinary Studies major, first-time freshmen must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2024-25 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Tuition and Aid

How much does Multidisciplinary Studies at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates are available on our tuition website. Anyone who is not a current West Virginia resident, including international students, will be charged non-resident rates.

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Ways to Save

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Financial Aid

The most important step toward funding your future with financial aid for the Multidisciplinary Studies major is submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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