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College of Creative Arts

http://www.ccarts.wvu.edu

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Majors: Theatre, Art History, Music
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Majors: Theatre, Art & Design (with or without certification)
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Multi-Disciplinary Studies Degree

Introduction

Creative development in art, music, and theatre is the purpose of the College of Creative Arts of West Virginia University.  A distinguished faculty of scholars and artists bring to the college’s outstanding facilities a commitment to a creative process of artistic growth that is shared with each student.  Here, in a rich environment of plays, art exhibits, and concerts, we offer students the knowledge, skills, and inspiration necessary for professional success.

College of Creative Arts fine arts grants are available each year in the Schools of Art and Design; Music; and Theatre and Dance.  Each school also maintains additional scholarship funds.

Auditions for scholarships in music and theatre and portfolio reviews for scholarships in art are scheduled throughout the school year.  For information or an appointment, write to:

Amy Burgess, Recruitment Coordinator
College of Creative Arts
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506-6111
or telephone (304) 293-4339

Admission Requirements

The College of Creative Arts uses the admission standards and procedures of the University.  In addition, because of the creative nature of our students, we admit some students under the individual consideration clause of the general admission policy.  This category allows admission of exceptionally talented students in art, music, and theatre who might not meet the criteria for grade point averages and standardized test scores.

The School of Theatre and Dance may audition prospective students before an admission decision.  All music applicants must audition before consideration for admission to a program in the School of Music.  The School of Art and Design requires applicants to the B.F.A. studio art program to submit a portfolio for review.  Please refer to the specific criteria of the three schools in their program descriptions.

Students transferring to the College of Creative Arts from other colleges and universities are required to present a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in addition to the standard auditions or portfolio reviews.  Exceptions may be made in the case of first-semester freshman students.

Graduation Requirements

The Schools of Art and Design; Music; and Theatre and Dance have specific graduation requirements for their programs.  Please refer to the individual program descriptions for this information.

Application for Graduation

Three semesters prior to the anticipated date of graduation, each student should come to the College of Creative Arts Records Office to request an academic records audit to ensure that all program requirements will be fulfilled by the completion of the final semester of study.  During the first month of a student’s final semester or summer session (the one in which the student will graduate), each student must apply for graduation and a diploma.  If a student does not actually complete all program requirements by the end of the anticipated final semester, it will be necessary to reapply for a later graduation date.  No candidate can graduate without this application.

College Scholarship Resources

Drs. Sophia and David Blaydes Creative Arts Endowment
Endowment income is to fund freshman students majoring in art, music, or theatre.

CNG Endowed Scholarship
Endowment income is to fund fine or applied arts majors in art, music, or theatre.

Davis Memorial Scholarships for the CCA
Endowment income is to fund undergraduate or graduate students majoring in art, music, or theatre.

Phil Faini Scholarship
Endowment income is to fund undergraduate students majoring in art, music, or theatre.

Kenneth O. Godwin, Jr. Scholarship
Endowment income is to fund freshman graduates of Grafton High School majoring in art, music, or theatre.

Drs. Paul and Laura Mesaros Scholarship III
Endowment income is to support art or music majors.

Mikki Van Wyk Creative Arts Scholarship
Endowment income is to fund undergraduate students majoring in art, music, or theatre.

James Miltenberger Piano Scholarship
Endowment income is to fund undergraduate and graduate majors in the School of Music whose primary instrument is the piano.


Faculty

Dean and Director

  • Paul K. Kreider - D.M.A.

Associate Dean

  • William J. Winsor - M.F.A.