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.
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
The Robert Villamagna Jr. Memorial scholarship is available to current WLU Art Education and Graphic 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 accident. He was...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
"My leaves are leaving," Leif confessed, "falling by the bunch! They used to shine so glossy green, but now they only crunch!" SEPTEMBER 5, 2016 BY MAUREEN ZAMBITO WEST LIBERTY, Sept. 5, 2016 — Imagine a tree that thinks that he’s balding as fall takes hold and his...read more