The Division of Art engages students in a variety of ways outside the classroom. This takes the form of field trips, workshops, gallery events, etc. These are activities outside of required course work. Here are additional highlights:
- The Annual West Virginia Media Arts and Design (MAD) Festival: An entire day devoted to celebrating media arts. Guest artists, free educational sessions with media professionals, and student exhibitions of work.
- Extreme Art Night: An all night art event with guest speakers, workshops, music, movies, live models and competitions. The event provides the faculty an opportunity to engage students in a variety of activities and topics in a relaxed fun way. Now in its 18th year.
- Art and Design trips: Art department travel with students ranges from Printmaking residency’s in Poland, Design camp in Korea and museum and architecture studies in Europe
- Monthly gallery openings in the Nutting Gallery located in the Hall of Fine Arts. Artists from around the region display and interact with students. Many of the artists presenting in the gallery also conduct workshops for students, the community and faculty.
- Field trips to Pittsburgh and surrounding areas: Trips to local museums and design firms in Pittsburgh give students and faculty an opportunity to engage professionals in their work environment. Many of the AIGA events take place in the Pittsburgh area.