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The South Carolina School of the Arts

Your Stage. Your Craft. Your Calling.

The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University trains professional visual, musical and theatrical artists who are serious about both their art and Christian faith. Staffed by highly trained and world-class artists, musicians, actors, dancers, theatrical designers, and scholars, we mentor students to develop their artistry to its fullest potential so they may thrive professionally and serve others through the arts.

Our Degree Programs

We offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees with majors and concentrations in graphic design, painting and drawing, graphic design, ceramics, art education, musical theatre, theatrical design, acting and directing, dance, worship leadership, music education, and vocal, keyboard and instrumental performance.

What We Believe

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Dr. David Larson

The purpose of the South Carolina School of the Arts is to mentor student artists through outstanding instruction, practice and critique; to foster within students a personal artistic mission; and to provide opportunities for students to produce, exhibit, and perform quality artistic expressions for the University, the community, and beyond.

Dr. David Larson
Dean, The South Carolina School of the Arts

Find Your Degree

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Art and Design

With majors in Art Education, Ceramics, Graphic Design and Painting & Drawing, the Department of Art and Design at The South Carolina School of the Arts can help you discover your options and define your path.

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Your professors will be musicians and scholars who are active in the music profession at the regional, national and international levels, who’ve studied at prestigious universities including the University of Miami and the Eastman School of Music, and have performed, conducted and presented clinics at prestigious venues such as the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

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Theatre & Dance

The South Carolina School of the Arts offers a variety of courses of study in theatre and dance: BFA in Musical Theatre; BFA in Acting; BA in Theatre; BA in Dance; and a concentration in Theatrical Design.

Recent News

Anderson University South Carolina School of the Arts Photography Studio

Feb 10

South Carolina School of the Arts

New Photography Concentration and Studio Coming to South Carolina School of the Arts

Anderson University plans to add a photography concentration to its art program in fall 2020.

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Anderson University BFA Graphic Design

Feb 10

South Carolina School of the Arts

South Carolina School of the Arts Launching New B.F.A. in Graphic Design

Pending final accreditation, Anderson University is launching a BFA in Graphic Design in the fall of 2020.

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Anderson University Angels and Dragons

Jan 05

South Carolina School of the Arts

Theatre Professor’s Life as Son of Missionaries to Vietnam Spotlighted in New Play

“Of Angels and Dragons,” written by Professor Robert Homer-Drummond and directed by Diane Lee, premieres Friday, January 17 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Did You Know?

101 ongoing student activities for you to attend
20+ intramural sports for you to join a team
76% of students who visit AU decide to enroll
100% of traditional students get financial aid
#1 in SC private for online graduate nursing

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