A Commission of Higher Education report identified the College of Charleston Studio Art program as one of the best in the State. One very significant factor contributing to the success of our program has been the consistently superior caliber of our artist-teachers. The faculty is one of the strongest and most professionally involved in the State, if not the southeast. It includes a Prix de Rome winner, two Guggenheim Fellowship holders, and a Fulbright Fellowship holder.
Most studio art professors maintain studio space on campus, and all have extensive exhibition credits, nationally or internationally. Consequently, students work in a vital, creative environment.
Our students have participated in scores of exhibitions including: shows in the student gallery, which features the most current student work, and Young Contemporaries at the Halsey Gallery, an annual juried show of student work. The College of Charleston literary magazine, The Miscellany features student work. The Visual Arts Club, a student organization, has organized exhibits and hosted art auctions both on and off campus.
Our mission is to help students cultivate a deeper appreciation for the role of art within the context of the liberal arts education. To that end, students are confronted with the images of art, trained in the processes for making art, and challenged to excel in the study of art.