Art is Alive at WLU

From award winning faculty members, to award winning students, West Liberty’s art program is constantly buzzing with excitement. If you love art, then you have come to the right place. Browse the site, then make an appointment to browse our facilities. Sit in on a class, meet the professors, take in a gallery show. There is always something happening in the art department at West Liberty University.

Timeless Principles of Design & Education

One of the strengths of the curriculum for the visual arts degree programs is the ability to incorporate the timeless principles of design with the changes in technology and the new career possibilities. This is made possible by adhering to the philosophy and understanding that education precedes design.

4 Different Programs to Match Your Needs


The Division of Art faculty engages students in a variety of ways outside the classroom. This takes the form of field trips, workshops, gallery events, etc. These are activities faculty engages in outside of required course work. Here are some highlights:

 MADfest  Extreme Art Night  Nutting Art Gallery


We believe that creativity is an important component that helps students adapt and adjust to a rapidly changing field. By incorporating the timeless principles of design and education, the Division of Art  prepares students for the jobs of today and the jobs of tomorrow.


Special facilities for the Division of Art include a graphic design classroom with fifteen Macintosh computers, with Internet access, projection system, storage area, and a professional quality laser printer. The Division of Art also makes use of a painting/drawing studio, sculpture studio, twenty five-seat lecture room, the Nutting Art Gallery and a printmaking lab. Digital Media Design majors have access to a Midi lab, state of the art sound recording studio, state of the art television studio and Media Arts classrooms.

Visual Arts in ACTION

Senior Art Students Ready for Big Moment

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., April 17, 2017 — West Liberty University senior art students will showcase their best work during the spring Senior Exhibition, opening on Wednesday, April 19. The public reception will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and is held in the Nutting Art...

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Robert Villamagna Jr. Memorial scholarship

The Robert Villamagna Jr. Memorial scholarship is available to current WLU Art Education and Visual Communication Design students. This scholarship was established in memory of Robert Villamagna Jr., who passed away at the young age of 28 after a tragic train/car...

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WV Legislature Will Hear from WLU Students

FEBRUARY 23, 2017 BY MAUREEN ZAMBITO WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Feb. 23, 2017 — Nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than the words and stories of the student participants themselves and that’s what Undergraduate Research Day at the...

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17th Annual West Virginia Media Arts and Design Festival

The 2017 West Virginia MAD (Media Arts and Design) Festival will take place on the Campus of West Liberty University on Friday, April 7, 2017. It will be a day filled with workshop sessions, professional presentations, and a student media arts awards competition and...

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2017 Faculty Exhibition

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Jan. 11, 2017 — The new semester kicks off with the annual Art Faculty Exhibition, entitled The Toy Show. The opening reception will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 and is free and open to the public. This work is by Martyna...

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Senior Rosalie Haizlett Named Tamarack Foundation Fellow

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., July 15, 2016 — West Liberty University graphic design senior Rosalie Haizlett was named an Emerging Artist Fellow by the Tamarack Foundation recently. Haizlett will graduate in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design and...

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