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Studio Art

Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

The studio art concentration promotes advanced study in the various studio arts. M.A. studio art students are required to produce a written thesis and, at the graduate committee's discretion, may be required to hold a thesis exhibition.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Supplemental Application, Artist's Statement, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation, Portfolio: 20 images or documentation of recent work

Extra Accreditation Info

WVU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​January 15th

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, Supplemental Application, Artist's Statement, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation, Portfolio: 20 images or documentation of recent work

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English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

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