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The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University has adopted a contemporary approach to teaching and is constantly evolving to accurately reflect contemporary practices. The curriculum includes courses that focus on professional development and career opportunities as well as provide travel opportunities for students to experience art in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, The Department of Contemporary Art and Theater is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and home of the 2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, Sonya Evanisko.   

Sonya Evanisko, West Virginia Professor of the Year 2016
Molly Henry, graphic design
Nevada Tribble, sculpture
Sara Gentile, Dominic Rohr, and Tory Walls, graphic design
Melany Alomia, photography

Featured Students

Congratulations to Molly Henry. Her Avoiding Gluten app was selected in the 2019 Flux Student Design Competition in the UX/UI Category.

Congratulations to Sara Gentile, Dominic Rohr, and Tory Walls for winning first place in AIGA Blue Ridge Mockup! Competition for #MeTooFrederick.

Congratulations to Nevada Tribble who installed Compound Vision, a public work sculpture, at the Popodicon Pollinator Garden, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.

Congratulations to Melany Alomia who is featured in the 2018 Shepherd University’s Sparks Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works. Sparks Journal is an editorially reviewed multidisciplined publication that aims to showcase outstanding student works for a worldwide audience.

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