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School of Theatre and Dance

Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Our program combines an intensive conservatory experience with the campus life of a major land-grant university. You’ll perform on our main stage and in our laboratory theatre, and train with renowned faculty and guest artists (including Academy and Tony Award nominees).

School of Theatre and Dance

Acting

Master of Fine Arts

Be part of an intensive three-year course of study that will prepare you for the industry through studio instruction and performance opportunities.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Advertising and Public Relations

Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Advertising and public relations professionals plan, design and direct communications, and find fulfilling careers in a variety of industries and locations around the world.

School of Art and Design

Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The BFA in Art and Design is nationally accredited and constantly updated with the most current training and technology to prepare you for today’s growing creative professions.

School of Art and Design

Art and Design

Master of Fine Arts

Gain experience in all areas of the visual arts while pursuing a focused area of emphasis in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or time-based art.

School of Art and Design

Art Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The BFA in Art and Design is nationally accredited and constantly updated to provide students with the most current training and technology to prepare for a career in today’s growing creative professions.

School of Art and Design

Art Education

Master of Arts

The MA in Art Education accommodates seasoned art teachers, as well as pre-professional students seeking advanced knowledge and training.

School of Art and Design

Art History and Museum Professions

Bachelor of Arts

Be part of WVU’s supportive art history community and benefit from hands-on learning as part of this close-knit program with the facilities and resources of a major research university.

School of Art and Design

Art Therapy

Bachelor of Arts

Art therapy is a unique, creative mental health profession that targets specific therapeutic goals, promotes healing and improves overall mental health and wellness.

School of Music

Artist Diploma in Music Performance

Certificate

This one-year program is designed for the artistic refinement of highly advanced performers.

School of Music

Conducting

Master of Music

Further advance your conducting skills with opportunities to lead our orchestra and symphonies on stage.

School of Music

Conducting

Doctor of Musical Arts

Prepare for a career in higher education or the professional world by studying technique specific to ensembles in three major performance areas.

School of Theatre and Dance

Costume Design and Technology

Master of Fine Arts

Learn the elements of design, drawing and costume history in a course of study that moves you through the process of designing complete characters.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Creative Strategy

Certificate
Online

The Creative Strategy Graduate Certificate will give you the versatility you need to succeed in the marketing world, particularly in the area of creative services.

School of Theatre and Dance

Dance

Bachelor of Arts

Develop and hone your techniques in a program that offers both experiential and theoretical dance education. You’ll study a variety of dance genres and subjects — ballet, modern, jazz, tap, world dance, choreography, dance history and dance criticism.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Data Marketing Communications

Master of Science
Online

Graduates of this innovative graduate program will know how to collect and analyze data, glean key brand and consumer insights from that data and give their organizations a competitive marketing communications advantage.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Data Marketing Communications

Certificate
Online

The Data Marketing Communications Graduate Certificate will prepare you for a career in this emerging discipline that involves interpreting data and communicating key insights gleaned from data, in order to make better marketing decisions.

School of Art and Design

Design Studies

Bachelor of Science

This flexible, interdisciplinary program prepares you to work in creative industries and provide innovative solutions to challenges facing our world today.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Digital and Social Media

Certificate
Online

The Digital and Social Media Graduate Certificate is ideal for you if you desire to enter the world of digital and social media marketing.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Digital Marketing Communications

Master of Science
Online

Our completely online master's degree in Digital Marketing Communications gives you the strategy and the skills — in just one year.

School of Art and Design

Fashion, Dress and Merchandising

Bachelor of Science

Fashion is one of the most dynamic, globally integrated and culturally significant industries in the world. Peer behind the gloss and glamor to discover how design concepts come to life and are marketed to consumers.

School of Art and Design

Game Design

Master of Arts
Online

The MA in Game Design is a 30-credit program for emerging game designers seeking to further their credentials for career advancement. All courses are online except for the annual Game Design Residency (ART 502), an on-campus game design conference that takes place each summer.

School of Art and Design

Game Design and Interactive Media

Bachelor of Arts

Game Design and Interactive Media students take a variety of art and media courses, including introduction to electronic media, game design and digital narrative, interactive audio design and coding for media applications.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Healthcare Communication

Certificate
Online

The Healthcare Communication Graduate Certificate, offered by the Reed School of Media and Communications, prepares you to work in the healthcare sector, providing the public with information about medical treatments, disease prevention and healthy lifestyles.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Higher Education Marketing

Certificate
Online

The Higher Education Marketing Graduate Certificate will give you the skills you need to dive deeply into the nuances of student recruitment and institutional branding within the foundation of integrated marketing communications (IMC) strategy.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Higher Education Marketing

Certificate
Online

The Higher Education Marketing Graduate Certificate will give you the skills you need to dive deeply into the nuances of student recruitment and institutional branding within the foundation of integrated marketing communications (IMC) strategy.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Integrated Marketing Communications

Bachelor of Science
Online

Earn your bachelor's degree online from a renowned and accredited program that combines the complementary business and communications fields of advertising, marketing and public relations to give you the skills to succeed in an exciting and expanding field.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Integrated Marketing Communications

Master of Science
Online

IMC is a new way to approach marketing — by viewing the whole marketing picture, not just the parts. You'll learn to see things the way the consumer sees them - as a constant flow of information from indistinguishable sources.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Integrated Marketing Communications

Certificate
Online

The 15-credit IMC Graduate Certificate provides you with a broad overview of IMC, focusing on several integral aspects of the discipline.

School of Art and Design

Interior Architecture

Bachelor of Science

Our graduates do much more than design houses; they design hospitals and hotels, offices and schools, textiles and furniture. They represent manufacturers, create lighting systems and preserve historic buildings.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Journalism

Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Journalism today is about connecting people with their communities and the world. Journalism students learn how to ask tough questions and deliver meaningful answers to the people who want and need to know through a variety of media.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Journalism

Master of Science in Journalism

The MSJ program will provide you with an advanced understanding of media disciplines, preparing you for careers in the industry or academia.

School of Theatre and Dance

Lighting Design and Technology

Master of Fine Arts

Get immersive lighting experience from experts with new technology with a variety of production design opportunities.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Media Solutions and Innovation

Master of Science in Journalism
Online

The Media Solutions and Innovation graduate program prepares you to become a media strategist and futurist who can be a change agent and adaptive leader within the industry.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Media Solutions and Innovation

Certificate
Online

The Media Solutions and Innovation certificate program explores the disruptions in the media industry and give you specific skills and tools that prepare you to lead or launch a media organization in the 21st century.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Multidisciplinary Media Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Build your degree around a foundation of hands-on training in communication and media and include courses that are customized to your interests and chosen industry.

Multidisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies

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.

School of Music

Music

Bachelor of Arts

Our BA in Music is designed for students who have a passion for music and want to explore WVU's diverse academic opportunities. As you pursue your degree, you'll have the chance to tailor your education to your interests.

Music

Doctor of Philosophy
School of Music

Music (Contemporary and Integrative Performance)

Bachelor of Arts

This program focuses on contemporary music performance within an integrative curriculum that includes electives from arts, theatre, dance, industry and philosophy.

School of Music

Music and Health

Bachelor of Science

The BS in Music and Health is a unique opportunity to pursue concentrated studies in music while fulfilling many requirements for a career in health or medicine.

School of Music

Music Business and Industry

Bachelor of Arts

Build fundamental analytical, regulatory and creative knowledge and skills necessary for commercial participation in the music industry.

School of Music

Music Business and Industry

Master of Arts
Online

The Master of Arts program in Music Industry provides you with the up-to-date, relevant knowledge and skills needed to productively operate, lead and successfully manage the dynamic changes in the music industry.

School of Music

Music Business and Industry

Certificate
Online

This certificate will build and widen your perspectives of the music industry’s fundamental regulatory and commercial mechanisms, along with the skills to manage and operate its systems.

School of Music

Music Composition

Bachelor of Music

Society's growing appreciation for the arts is opening up exciting opportunities for professional composers and educators.

School of Music

Music Education

Bachelor of Music

The BM in Music Education will prepare you for a variety of teaching settings.

School of Music

Music Education

Master of Music

We offer four degree options so you can pursue your interests and talents. All include coursework in foundations and research, performance studies, music history and music theory.

School of Music

Music Performance

Bachelor of Music

The Music Performance curriculum prepares you to perform with facility, self-expression and artistry as a soloist and collaborator in varied settings.

School of Music

Music Performance: Jazz and Commercial Music

Bachelor of Music

Jazz and Commercial Music encourages study, training and performance in all forms of creative improvised music, jazz and world music. You’ll expand your creative vision and gain a global perspective.

School of Music

Music Performance: Piano

Bachelor of Music

The Music Performance: Piano program is designed for students who want to prepare as performers or teachers. Society’s increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for professional musicians and private music teachers.

School of Music

Music Performance: Voice

Bachelor of Music

The Music Performance: Voice program is designed for students who want to prepare as performers or teachers. Society's increased interest in the arts is creating many new opportunities for professional musicians and private music teachers.

School of Music

Music Theory

Master of Arts

This program is intended for performers and music educators who desire advanced training in the analysis of Western art music and preparation for teaching basic musicianship in either a high school or college setting.

School of Music

Music Therapy

Bachelor of Music

Music therapists use a variety of instruments and musical experiences to help babies, children, adolescents, adults and older adults work toward non-music goals related to education, health, rehabilitation and wellness needs.

School of Theatre and Dance

Musical Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts

We combine an intensive conservatory experience with the college experience of a major university. You’ll perform on our mainstage and in our laboratory theatre, and train with renowned faculty and guest artists (including Academy and Tony Award nominees).

School of Music

Musicology

Master of Arts

In our two-year MA in Musicology program, you'll develop a broad understanding of the primary methods used in musicological and ethnomusicological research.

School of Art and Design

Painting

Bachelor of Fine Arts

We offer an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research institution. You'll train in traditional and experimental oil and acrylic media and explore both figurative and abstract imagery.

School of Music

Performance

Master of Music

The Performance curricula are especially designed to prepare you as a performer or as a teacher of a particular instrument or voice.

School of Music

Performance

Doctor of Musical Arts

Prepare for a career in higher education or the professional world with a rigorous course of study in the instrument of your choice.

School of Music

Piano Pedagogy

Master of Music

Study a variety of courses with comprehensive experience in individual and group piano instruction.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Public Relations Leadership

Certificate
Online

Learn how to analyze an organization, develop favorable messages for internal and external audiences, and provide messaging via digital, social and traditional media.

School of Theatre and Dance

Puppetry

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Coursework in the BFA Puppetry program includes study in the practice of puppetry as a theatrical art form. The program offers an intensive curriculum in puppet construction and manipulation in a variety of mediums and styles.

School of Theatre and Dance

Scenic Design and Technology

Master of Fine Arts

Master the advanced creation of stage-worlds using a combination of practical problem solving with conceptual ideas to extend the performance's meaning.

School of Art and Design

Sculpture

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Our BFA program provides training in many different materials and processes for making three-dimensional work. We offer an immersive art experience that combines a small studio environment with the resources of a major research university.

Reed School of Media and Communications

Sports and Adventure Media

Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Sports and adventure fans want information fast and on-the-go, and employers are looking for professional communicators with specialized skills to handle the demand.

School of Art and Design

Studio Art

Master of Arts

Explore an advanced method of study in ceramics, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture or time-based art and produce a written thesis.

School of Art and Design

Technical Art History

Bachelor of Arts

Designed for those who seek meaning beyond traditional visual analysis and interpretation, the Technical Art History major emphasizes the scientific study of art and objects within their historical and cultural contexts.

School of Theatre and Dance

Technical Direction

Master of Fine Arts

Get individualized training in the design, construction and implementation of scenery using industry standard technologies, materials and techniques.

School of Theatre and Dance

Theatre

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre provides a well-rounded exploration of the various components of live production, including performance, stage design and tech, directing and more.

School of Theatre and Dance

Theatre Design and Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts

We provide hands-on training through work on the Theatre and Dance mainstage. Working side by side with faculty, you'll develop a variety of theatre environments using the most current technology and tools available.

School of Art and Design

Therapeutic Art

Certificate
Online

This two-semester program offers additional training and new professional opportunities for art educators, as well as students in art education and the fine arts.

Visual Arts Therapy

Certificate