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Create your path

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts provides educational opportunities that encourage creative exploration and build the foundation for a career in the arts.

Learn more about life as a CCA student

Find your major

The College of Creative Arts has a variety of nationally accredited degree programs to empower you to turn your passion into your profession. 

See all College of Creative Arts degrees

Audition & Portfolio Review Days

All degree programs in the College of Creative Arts, with the exception of the Theatre BA, and Art & Design BA programs, require a portfolio review or an audition. 

Register now for your audition or portfolio review

Learn more about Audition and Portfolio Review requirements.

experience the arts

The College of Creative Arts helps make the arts accessible to our university, community and state. 

Event Series

Experience more than 200 events in one of our event series. The Curiosity Series offers a diverse sampling of events featuring students, faculty and internationally acclaimed guest artists. Dive deeper into the arts and find even more events in our Discovery Series. The Emerging Artist Series features student productions and recitals and showcases our next generation of stars.

Watch from home

Several of our events are live-streamed for free or recorded and shared on YouTube. Tune into a concert, recital or lecture.  

College of Creative Arts on YouTube

School of Music on YouTube

School of Art & Design on YouTube

Art Museum of WVU YouTube

WVU Art History on YouTube

our creative community

The Canady Creative Arts Center is home to three Schools—the School of Art & Design, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre & Dance—and the Art Museum of West Virginia University is right next door. 

Drawing classroom

School of Art & Design

The WVU School of Art & Design is recognized as a leader in the education, creative development and growth of artists, designers, scholars, and teachers in the visual arts.
Student performing in a world music concert

School of Music

If you're interested in a career in music, the WVU School of Music offers a wide range of degree options, most of which require an audition.
Students performing in Naga Mandala

School of Theatre & Dance

The WVU School of Theatre & Dance aims to create performers who have the ability to shine on stage and knowledge to enter a highly competitive entertainment industry.
Art Museum of WVU

Art Museum of WVU

The Art Museum of WVU provides a welcoming and stimulating educational and research environment for diverse audiences to experience the transforming power of art.