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

6″ x 6″ x 6″

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Jan. 16, 2015 — The annual Art Faculty Exhibition opens the new semester at West Liberty University with a unique display of six-inch art from the experts. On display from Jan. 21 through Feb. 12, 2015, the exhibition begins with a public... read more

Design Students Attend Letterpress Lecture in Pittsburgh

Design students and faculty braved the cold weather and terrible traffic to attend “Behind the Platen,” a Pittsburgh AIGA sponsored lecture and exhibition. Letterpress has seen a resurgence in recent years, and we were able to see examples of its use in... read more

Fall 2014 Senior Exhibition

West Liberty University’s Senior Exhibition for Fall 2014 features eight talented student artists: Sydney Bennett, Lindsey Fair, Lucas Fauble, Abbie Merryman, Miranda Pellicano, Natalie Rees, Emma Romanowski and Shannon Yates. The art they created is varied and... read more

Paper View

“Paper View” features the work of printmakers Maria Mangano of Pittsburgh and Randy Yoho of Charleston, WV. The show opened on October 29th with an opening and artist talk by both printmakers. The show will close on November 20, 2014 and will be followed... read more

Graphic Design Students visit Portland Design Week

By Hannah Mason A group of WLU graphic design professors and senior graphic design students spent five days in Portland, Oregon for West Liberty’s first Design Week trip. The group, consisting of professors James Haizlett, Moonjung Kang, and Sarah Davis, and senior... read more

Graphic Design III team presentations

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 BY MAUREEN ZAMBITO Every fall, West Liberty University College of Arts and Communication graphic design seniors have a chance to experience the challenge of presenting their work to a discriminating audience. The design presentation took place in... read more