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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.

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School of the Arts News

‘Breathe. A True Story’ Chronicles a Journey to Survive Beyond the Odds
Posted on 25 July 2016 | 6:08 pm
At age 15, a young man – a boy – was told he was going to die before his high school graduation. Brennen just wanted to be normal. The problem: At eight-weeks-old, he was diagnosed with the fatal lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The only solution: He must undergo a double lung transplant, which took […]
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Retelling of Shakespearean Favorite, With Elements of Physical Theatre + Dance
Posted on 25 July 2016 | 5:38 pm
The Department of Theatre and Dance will open its 2016-17 season with a unique interpretation of “Romeo and Juliet.” One of William Shakespeare’s best-known and most-loved works, “Romeo and Juliet” is the timeless story of two doomed lovers who come from two families embroiled in a bloody feud. Romeo and Juliet seek only to love each other, but […]
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