The School of the Arts is made up of four departments, which include art history, music, studio art, and theatre and dance, as well as two stand-alone programs: arts management and historic preservation and community planning. Our professors also participate in offering master's programs in arts management, historic preservation and community planning, an artist certificate program in music, a graduate certificate in arts management and a master of arts in teaching (choral music).
We offer a broad range of courses in these fields, as well as other educational and cultural experiences, including many study abroad possibilities. Students in this school enjoy multiple opportunities to exhibit their work and talents. Each semester, the school presents an exciting array of musical events, plays, dance performances, lectures and gallery exhibits. And, in the summer, the school produces many events that are part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. In addition, many of our students are engaged as interns within the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Spoleto Festival USA.
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