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Welcome to the College of Arts & Humanities

Welcome to the College of Arts and Humanities at West Virginia State University (WVSU). The academic disciplines within our college are central to the mission of a public, land-grant university and have been a significant component of WVSU for over a century.
The College of Arts and Humanities at WVSU is dedicated to the ideals of a liberal arts education and serves as the intellectual core of the University, offering disciplinary study in five undergraduate departments (i.e., ArtCommunicationsEnglishModern Foreign Languages and Music) and one graduate program in Media Studies, as well as general education courses to all undergraduate students in the areas of Fine Arts, Speech Communication, Literature, International Perspectives, and Composition.
The faculty of the College is committed to the preservation and dissemination of fundamental knowledge and dedicated to enhancing this knowledge through creative expression, scholarly interpretation, and research. By demanding teaching excellence, the College strives to instill in all students the attributes of creative and critical thinking, effective oral and written communication skills, and social values that embrace diversity and multiculturalism. Through the various disciplines, the College contributes to the formation of responsible citizens by providing an educational foundation upon which students build their lives and professions. Our faculty is committed to fostering curiosity, imagination, and a healthy tolerance for ambiguity and complexity—characteristics that we believe will help make our students lifelong learners, successful workers, and engaged citizens.
The College sponsors a multitude of curricular and co-curricular programs including short-term study abroad, music and theatre performances, writing awards, student film festivals, art exhibitions, foreign language newsletters, and a range of programs that promote the arts, humanities, and the exchange of ideas. We publish the campus newspaper, manage the University’s radio station, and teach students how to sing, act, paint, sculpt, deliver speeches, write fiction and non-fiction and communicate in French, Spanish, German, Japanese and English. Most of the academic majors in the College of Arts and Humanities have student chapters of professional organizations or honor societies. Visit our websites to explore our programs and faculty, and we invite you to visit us in person and see the work of teachers in the classroom, studio, laboratory, and advising on a campus committed to academic excellence and creativity. 

Scott Woodard, D.M.A.
Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities
203 Davis Fine Arts Building
West Virginia State University
PO Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112-1000
Phone: (304) 766-3190

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College of Arts & Humanities
West Virginia State University
203 Davis Fine Arts Building
PO Box 1000
Institute, WV 25112-1000

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (304) 766-3190
Fax: (304) 766-5100

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