College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

SOTA: The Artistic Heartbeat of Charleston

During the past challenging academic year, our unwavering passion for the arts and arts education grew even stronger. The future is bright, and the school year ahead will inspire.

Nestled in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, the College of Charleston School of the Arts provides students the opportunity to study and live in an architectural and cultural environment rarely found in North America. We have meaningful partnerships and relationships with the city’s leading cultural institutions in which many students, faculty, staff and alumni are involved. In addition, we are the area’s largest presenter of year-round arts events, exposing students and the community to high-caliber local and international talent. For these and many other reasons, the School of the Arts is The Artistic Heartbeat of Charleston…and this video captures just that.

  • Our arts season is a hidden gem of top-notch experiences spanning visual and performing arts disciplines: ARTS CALENDAR + TICKETS
  • While renovations of the Simons Center for the Arts begin this year, we look forward to providing an even more elevated student, employee and visitor experience upon completion of this ambitious project. Read an article about the renovation and check for updates at
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