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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

CofC Opera to Perform Broadway + Opera Favorites
Posted on 30 September 2016 | 8:37 am
CofC Concerts will present two performances of opera and musical theater titled, Venus & Mars – All Is Fair in Love and War, starring the College’s opera students. Directed by music faculty member David Templeton, the production will include classic songs like “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” from South Pacific, “Forget About the Boy” from Thoroughly Modern Millie, “Soldier’s […]
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CofC Theatre: ‘Superior Donuts’ Explores Unlikely Friendship
Posted on 6 September 2016 | 2:50 pm
The Department of Theatre and Dance will stage Superior Donuts, a humorous tale of an unlikely cross-racial and cross-generational friendship. Located in one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods, Arthur Przybyszewski’s donut shop has been a community hub for decades, and both the neglected storefront and its rundown owner are evidence to that. But when Franco, a young fast-talking […]
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