All News

Mikylah Myers promoted to new Associate Dean position

Mikylah Myers has been named Associate Dean of Artistic and Scholarly Achievement at the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts.

Myers has filled the role of Assistant Dean of Student Artistic Achievement for the last three years and has been a WVU faculty member since 2007.

Read Full Article

CCA selects Faculty Student Mentored Research Award Winners

The College of Creative Arts Faculty Student Mentored Research awards demonstrate the exceptional mentored research work being conducted in the arts at West Virginia University. Research in the arts can take many forms: exhibitions, performances, publications, scholarly research and more. 

The winners of the 2022 Faculty Student Mentored Research Awards are:

Read Full Article

New Director appointed for WVU’s School of Art & Design

West Virginia University faculty member Kristina Olson has been named Director of the School of Art & Design, effective July 1.

“Kristina Olson is a decorated educator who brings a wealth of knowledge to the position, having held leadership positions in the school for over a decade,” said College of Creative Arts Dean Keith Jackson. “Her strength as a communicator and her history of passionate advocacy for the arts makes her an incredible leader for our School of Art & Design.”

Read Full Article

WVU faculty & students to exhibit in Fayetteville April 16 - June 4

West Virginia University School of Art & Design Faculty, students and alumni are teaming up for “Trifecta: WVU Ceramics, Printmaking and Sculpture Showcase,” at Love Hope Center for the Arts in Fayetteville, April 16 - June 4.

"This exhibition will highlight the relationship between the faculty in these specific areas of study and their current graduate students,” said Jason Lee, associate professor of sculpture. "The work will showcase the variety of ideas, processes, and media that reside within not only these individual programs but the School of Art and Design as a whole."

Read Full Article

Lotus MacDowell planned gift funds scholarship

Lotus MacDowell has been a staple in the North Central West Virginia art community for nearly four decades. Her legacy is now growing with a planned gift commitment in the West Virginia University School of Art & Design. 

MacDowell’s gift will support a scholarship for painting students, with first preference given to students concentrating on realism.

Read Full Article

WVU launches MA in Game Design

A new Master of Arts degree in Game Design at West Virginia University will prepare graduates for careers in the growing global gamification industry.

“With more than $30 billion in annual revenue in the United States alone, the game market offers a great opportunity for artists, designers, coders and interactive media authors to target their creative talents toward a rewarding career,” said Douglas Barkey, EdD, coordinator of the Game Design program in WVU’s School of Art and Design.

Read Full Article