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Fine Arts

Apply your artistic and creative abilities to build your eye-catching portfolio.

Students learn to spin pottery with Professor Heisey

Practical experience in the fine arts

As a student in the Department of Fine Arts, you'll gain practical experience in using the tools and techniques of the visual artist.

Once you've mastered the basic skills, you'll be provided opportunities to experiment that you will grow in your artistic maturity and abilities. You will build an impressive portfolio of work during your studies and will highlight your best work during your senior-year art exhibit.

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As an Art major, you'll complete course work in various areas of the art world including drawing, pottery, sculpture, jewelry-making and much more.

Music Ministry

As a music ministry major, you’ll study keyboard proficiency, music history, pedagogy and theory, conducting, individual and group instruction, and performance.

The WU advantage

Practical experience

Our art and music courses are hands-on. You'll spend time in class creating and perfecting your projects with help from your professors.

Our facilities

You'll have access to our professional art and music facilities both in and out of class.

One-on-one learning

You'll learn beside our seasoned art and music faculty. You'll work closely with your advisor and have the opportunity to learn in a one-on-one environment.

conducting symposium

Annual Conducting Symposium

Waynesburg University's Music Program will host its Annual Conducting Symposium from January 31 to February 1, 2020.

This year will mark the 11th Annual Conducting Symposium. 

Dr. Warren Casey, Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, will serve as the clinician. Dr. Casey holds a Masters of Music Education and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. His teaching and conducting career spans over 40 years.

Participants will gain substantial information from Dr. Casey’s lecture and conducting sessions, as well as the opportunity to perform with wonderful musicians throughout our region! 

There is a limited number of conducting spots, so register soon to guarantee this part of your educational experience for the weekend.


Scores for Conducting Fellows and Observers are available at or 1-800-553-8742. If calling, listen for prompts to the correct extension. Please let them know you will be participating in the 2020 WU Conducting Symposium. (Note: We do not provide scores.)

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The James D. Randolph Kiltie Band

The James D. Randolph Kiltie Band, named in “Fuzzy’s” honor, strives to keep Scottish pipe and drum music alive on campus and in our community.