In 20 years, the School of the Arts has grown from a fine arts department to a school that consists of six academic departments and several affiliated programs. We now offer a wide range of courses and educational opportunities, including travel abroad experiences at the College's campus in Trujillo, Spain. In addition, our exceptionally talented students, alumni, faculty and staff have won major research grants, competitions and other notable awards.
During this period of growth, the school has established several music series, including the Monday Night Concert Series, the International Piano Series and Charleston Music Fest. We've also added a vigorous season of theatrical productions, as well as the Addlestone and Simons lectures in Art History and Historic Preservation. And, our unique gallery exhibitions in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art are renowned throughout the state.
Recently, we significantly expanded our facilities with a new building, The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. Renovations of our original building, the Simons Center for the Arts, will be the next step to upgrading our facilities.
The next few years of growth and development are extremely important for the School of the Arts. We want you to join us as students, friends, audience members, donors, supporters and lovers of the arts!
Valerie B. Morris, Dean