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West Virginia University

College of Creative Arts

Morgantown, WV


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West Virginia University


West Virginia University / College of Creative Arts is located in Morgantown, WV, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Art history
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Vocal pedagogy and performance
Master of Music (MM) Composition
Master of Music (MM) Piano pedagogy
Master of Music (MM) Music education
Master of Arts (MA) Studio art
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Painting and printmaking
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Acting
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Lighting design and technology
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Conducting
Master of Arts (MA) Music industry
Master of Arts (MA) Art education
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Costume design and technology
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Scenic design and technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Collaborative piano
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Performance
Master of Music (MM) Music theory
Master of Music (MM) Conducting
Master of Arts (MA) Musicology
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Ceramics
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Sculpture
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Technical direction
Master of Music (MM) Jazz pedagogy
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Graphic design
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Photography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Music education
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Composition
Master of Music (MM) Performance
Master of Music (MM) Collaborative piano

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Recitals (DMA)



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st February 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, audition

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 3.92%
Black or African American 7.19%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.65%
Unknown 0.65%


Male (44%)
Female (55%)


Focus of faculty research: Professional directing, consulting, acting design, music education, jazz history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One Fine Arts Drive
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV  26506
United States
Contact Dr. Paul Kreider
Phone: 304-293-4841 ext. 3109
Fax: 304-293-6896