The School of the Arts is one of six schools at the College of Charleston. It is divided into Departments of Art History, Music (classical and jazz), Studio Art (painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and photography), and Theatre (including dance), with programs in Arts Management and Historic Preservation and Community Planning. Also included are master programs in Arts Management (offered through the MPA program), Historic Preservation and Community Planning (offered in conjunction with Clemson University), an artist certificate program in Music, a graduate certificate in Arts Management, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching: Choral Music. The School has a total of approximately 650 majors, taught by close to 100 full time and adjunct faculty members.
The School presents an exciting season of musical events, plays, dance performances, lectures, and gallery exhibits, including the popular Monday Night Concert Series, the International Piano Series, and International Guitar Series, and the Addlestone and Simons lectures in Art History and Historic Preservation. In the summer, we produce many of the events that are a part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and provide intern support to the City of Charleston Cultural Affairs Office and Spoleto Festival USA.
We offer a wide range of courses and educational opportunities, including travel abroad experiences at our campuses in Annot, France, and Trujillo, Spain. Our exceptionally talented students, faculty, and staff are winning major research grants, competitions, and other awards.