Statement to the UArts and DCAD Communities

The College of Arts and Humanities and the Wells School of Music stand in solidarity with the UArts and DCAD communities during this challenging time. We understand the importance of continuity in education and are committed to supporting UArts and DCAD students as they seek bridges to complete their educational goals.

We are actively working on providing a clear pathway for UArts and DCAD students interested in transferring to the Wells School of Music or to our programs in Theatre, Art, and Design at West Chester University. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to our admissions teams at or at with any questions or concerns. 

We are here to support you on your journey towards academic and artistic excellence.

Please visit this page for more information.

Welcome to the College of Arts & Humanities

Welcome to the College of Arts and Humanities, home to disciplines that ask us to examine and understand the human story, and disciplines that help us show, tell, and perform human stories of all kinds.

The College of Arts and Humanities employs over 200 faculty, offering 22 undergraduate degree programs, 12 graduate degree programs, and 38 undergraduate minors. Our faculty are artists, scholars, writers, and world-class teachers who care deeply about student success and learning. Our thriving programs provide students with experiential opportunities for creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and intensive practice in written and oral communication. The college also hosts the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project, a nationally recognized Poetry Center and Conference, and an international scholarly journal, College Literature.

Mission Statement

The College will:

  • Offer academic programs that develop skills and flexibility through experiential learning opportunities
  • Generate new knowledge through scholarly and creative endeavors
  • Foster creativity, curiosity, civic engagement, and critical thinking through a rich liberal arts curriculum that instills a capacity for productive action
  • Provide opportunities for members of our community to connect, share ideas, and understand a variety of perspectives so that we build empathy for a more inclusive world

Vision Statement

The West Chester University College of Arts and Humanities will be a regional innovator in education that cultivates interdisciplinary collaboration, artistic and cultural programming, and inclusive and engaged citizenship. Our faculty and staff will champion student access and success so that students can learn the skills and strategies they need for successful and fulfilling lives at WCU and beyond.



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