Art & Design

WVU becomes first university in U.S. to offer technical art history degree

Students interested in the science behind art and its conservation will now be able to study at West Virginia University in the Bachelor of Arts in Technical Art History program, the first degree of its kind in the nation.

“Technical art history is an exciting and relatively new interdisciplinary research field that brings together the humanities, science and art,” said Rhonda Reymond, associate professor of art history. “It incorporates the close study of a physical object using scientific methods with the humanities-based research of art history.  These scientific techniques, or research into the internal structures of a work of art, give us new insights into historical artistic techniques of making and materials as well as changes to the artifact that have occurred over time.” 

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2019 WV Mountaineer Short Film Festival this weekend

The 2019 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, hosted by West Virginia University School of Art & Design, takes place April 26 – 27 at the Mountainlair on the downtown campus.

More than 50 videos will play throughout the weekend in diverse categories and entries from around the world. 

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WVU design conference will look at ways to bring together community

West Virginia University will host Designing Across Divides: Co-creating Tools for Community Change March 28 - 30.

The conference aims to move people past their differences to find common ground using best practices from the design field to improve participants hearing, seeing and community building skills. Five colleges with WVU have teamed up to cohost the project, along with the city of Morgantown.

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