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:

 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

Davis to join AIGA Board

WLU Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design Sarah Davis was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Chapter of AIGA, The American Association for the Graphic Arts. Davis will serve as one of two Education Directors on the Board. Also on...

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The Poe Show

A long list of WLU artists are participating in "The Poe Show" at the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street. The show, which opened October 4th, is hosted by Wheeling Heritage and will feature work from over 30 artists in a variety of mediums interpreting and...

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WLU Art Students and Hogwarts on the Hilltop

Hogwarts or West Liberty University? Finally, WLU Art Students have drawn Harry Potter-themed whiteboard murals for the College of Liberal Arts' Hogwarts on the Hilltop day this past September. These drawings have made there...

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Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival

 Elaine Klar, pictured above constructing the wall upon which the mosaic will be built, is a Creative Arts Therapy major at West Liberty University. The first-annual "Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival" celebrates "the skills gained and materials crafted during the peak...

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19th Annual West Virginia Media Arts and Design Festival

The 2019 MAD Fest will take place on the beautiful campus of West Liberty University on Friday, April 12, 2019. It will be a day filled with cutting-edge art and design, workshops and sessions, professional artists and producers, and an award ceremony for students....

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Korean Design Camp Benefits Students

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., July 27, 2018 — West Liberty University students were immersed in Asian design and culture this summer as Professor Moonjung Kang escorted students to South Korea. Study is taking place from June 28 – Aug. 2 and this is Kang’s third educational...

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