School of the Arts

Accent Image Five dance students performing on stage Three theatre students performing in a play Studio Art class painting outside at the College's historic Cistern Yard Woman viewing artwork on gallery walls Violin student performing in orchestra concert Woman using handheld device to view artwork on gallery wall Art history students learning to create paint pigments using traditional methods Faculty member standing with dedication plaque at Synagogue Accent Image

Together, let’s create, explore, collaborate and accomplish. Be part of the vibrant scene at the School of the Arts – the artistic heartbeat of Charleston.

Live and study in a cultural, historic and architectural community rarely found in the U.S. You'll get to:

  • Take part in internships, research, performances or exhibitions through our partnerships with leading organizations. 
  • Learn from faculty who stay active in their fields. Many of them present work in famous concert halls, theaters, galleries and publications.
  • Experience our event season of impressive international and local talent. Be part of our 200+ performances, lectures and exhibitions.
  • Get involved with our student clubs and ensembles. 
  • Take the city’s free shuttle (or meander the streets) to nearby galleries, museums, performance venues, restaurants and parks.

The Arts

Event Season

Concerts, plays, dance performances, lectures, gallery exhibitions and more – featuring guest artists as well as our own artist-scholars
Read more about "Event Season"

Majors and Minors

Our programs help you build skills that lead to a rewarding career – whether it's in the arts or other industries.
Read more about "Majors and Minors"

Any Student Can Participate in the Arts

Activities and classes for any major, even undeclared students.
Read more about "Any Student Can Participate in the Arts"

Summer Pre-College Programs

Professional training sessions in dance, music and visual arts.
Read more about "Summer Pre-College Programs"

Scholarships & Funding

Apply for funding throughout your time at the College.
Read more about "Scholarships & Funding"

Facilities and Venues

Academic and public spaces
Read more about "Facilities and Venues"

Give to School of the Arts

Become our FRIEND for exclusive access and special events, while supporting our students and programs.
Read more about "Give to School of the Arts"

School Administration

Office of the Dean and council members
Read more about "School Administration"

Mission and Strategic Plan

Learn how we value our student and employee experience and success, as well as academic distinction, and how we plan for continuous improvement.
Read more about "Mission and Strategic Plan"