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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

In nearly 25 years, we have grown from a fine arts department to a full school, which now consists of seven academic departments and programs.

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School of the Arts News

SOTA Silver Celebration
Posted on 12 June 2015 | 1:31 pm
On October 10, 2015, the College of Charleston School of the Arts will honor its 25th year by hosting a Silver Celebration! Attendees will be among the first to experience Charleston’s new, world-class Gaillard Center while enjoying live entertainment, fine fare, a full bar, and live and silent auctions featuring unique experiences and items. Proceeds will support scholarships and […]
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College of Charleston School of the Arts to Receive Prestigious Verner Award
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 2:23 pm
The College of Charleston School of the Arts is proud to be a recipient of the South Carolina Arts Commission’s 2015 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts, which recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina. The School’s Dean, Valerie Morris, expresses, “It is an honor that our school has been recognized for […]
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