Multi-Disciplinary Studies & Minors

World Music

The Multidisciplinary Studies Program

Through the College of Creative Arts’ Multidisciplinary Studies program, students have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of arts degree by following an individualized course of study that they create based on their own career goals and artistic interests. You can combine different fields of study into one degree program that fosters your individual creativity while providing you with opportunities in performance, exhibition, and scholarship.

The MDS program affords you the flexibility of selecting three different areas of study (academic minors) to create your individualized educational plan. Combined with WVU’s general education requirements, at least two of the minors must be selected from programs offered by the College. Minors must be selected from at least two different schools within the College. The MDS course of study culminates with a “capstone” project where you demonstrate the skills and knoledge you have acquired during your specialized course of study.

College of Creative Arts’ Minors

A minor is a set of courses that a student takes outside of their major. It is a great way to complement an existing major through a corresponding area of study or pursue a separate area of interest without the commitment of completing a second major. The College of Creative Arts offers a number of different minors that range from a general overview of a particular discipline to experiencing the practical application of an art form. Participation in some minors may require the completion of certain coursework and/or a successful audition/review process.

Select any minor from the menu on the right to learn more about it.