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School of the Arts

The School of the Arts is a vibrant community of practicing artists who are also dedicated teacher-scholars. Collectively, our faculty and administrators strive to give students in this school the best possible arts education within a liberal arts curriculum while also meeting the diverse educational and cultural needs of the campus and community. You can read more about our outlook by viewing the school's mission statement. Learn about the academic and cultural opportunities at the School of the Arts.

Message from Dean Valerie B. Morris

Valerie B. Morris

As a winner of the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award – South Carolina's highest award in the arts, the School of the Arts has been recognized for its tremendous academic programming, dedicated artist-scholars and extensive community outreach. Read more

Events Calendar

Spring 2017 Arts EventsArts Abound! With events ranging from fully-staged, professional dance and theatre productions to scholarly lectures on art and architectural history, we offer numerous arts experiences for our students, as well as seasoned patrons and curious novices alike. View a calendar of our events.

Video Highlights
Video HighlightThe School of the Arts: Overview: The School of the Arts at the College of Charleston is a vibrant community of practicing artists who are also dedicated teacher-scholars. The School offers studies in art and architectural history, music, studio art, theatre, dance, arts management and historic preservation/community planning. View Video
Video HighlightArt HIstory Class Highlight: If this were the 15th century, you might think you'd stumbled into an alterpiece workshop, but this is an art history course examining the materials and techniqes of Renaissance art. Hands-on experiences combined with engaging lectures are the perfect formula for learning. View Video
Video HighlightOverview of Theatre and Dance Studies: No matter your theatrical or dance interests, you'll find your niche at the College. The Department of Theatre and Dance provides multiple production opportunities through four aspects of the department. View Video
Video HighlightLearn About Music Studies: Merging the intense focus of a conservatory with a broad education in the liberal arts, the music program at the College of Charleston is further enhanced by its location in a city renowned for its cultural heritage and devotion to the performing arts. View Video
Video HighlightStudio Art Alumna HighlightLulie Martin Wallace ’09 is a young artist who is making national waves with her commercial pieces (being sold in Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie and being recognized by Southern Living, Better Homes and Garden and HGTV Magazine). View Video

School of the Arts News

Objectification of Women, Forced Migration and Other Social Justice Issues to Be Explored in THE TROJAN WOMEN
Posted on 14 September 2017 | 11:34 am
Exploring the depth of wartime suffering and human trafficking, The Trojan Women by Euripides and adapted by Ellen McLaughlin, will open the 2017-2018 performance season for the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The season’s theme, Sustain This!, supports the College’s sustainability literacy initiative, which aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to solve future […]
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Arts Abound | Fall 2017 Events Calendar
Posted on 25 July 2017 | 2:32 pm
With events ranging from fully-staged, professional dance and theatre productions to scholarly lectures on art and architectural history, the College of Charleston School of the Arts offers numerous public arts experiences for well-seasoned patrons and curious novices alike. Throughout the academic year, the school presents a robust season of CofC Concerts, arts management sessions on navigating the music industry, theatre + […]
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