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Arts Management Program

The College of Charleston is one of the few schools in the Southeast and the only school in South Carolina to offer undergraduate study with a major and a minor in Arts Management. The College's program is uniquely situated in an environment with an active arts community. This provides students numerous opportunities for internships, career networking, and participation in special projects.


Summer has been very busy in the Arts Management Program and we are only one month away from the start of the Fall 2014 semester.  The new school year will bring many changes to Arts Management as we say goodbye to Scott Shanklin-Peterson - our Program Director of over 10 years.  She will be truly missed but we are very excited that she will retain her status of Senior Fellow and will hopefully still be a regulary presence in the Program.  Dr. Karen Chandler, Associate Professor in Arts Management, will take over as Program Director in August.  We will also have several new adjunct professors as well as a new Visiting Assistant Professor.

Additionally, the Fall 2014 semester will be the first time students can officially add the MUSIC INDUSTRY CONCENTRATION to their major.  Follow the link to read about the course requirements.  If you want to add the concentration to your major, you can do so in MyCharleston.

And, speaking of the Music Industry Concentration - the IN THE MIX speaker series will be back for another semester starting with the first topic BUILDING YOUR TEAM on August 25th in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts. We will have updated speaker information and additional dates here in early August.

Check back at the beginning of the semester for updated faculty bios and information.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact Anja in the main office.

Message from the Director

bdhScott Shanklin-Peterson
Program Director

The Arts Management Program continues to grow by leaps and bounds, expanding our programs and the learning opportunities that we offer our students.

Over the last several years we have added an Arts Management concentration as part of the Graduate School’s Masters of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate which focuses on preparing arts managers to meet the ever-changing demands placed on cultural institutions. Read more.


Students who intend to do their "for-credit" internship during the Fall 2014 semester should contact Anja Kelley in the Program office to register for the course.  For all necessary documents and information, visit the Internship page of the website.  You can begin submitting materials to the office when classes start back.  The deadline for submitting paperwork is the last day of drop/add.

REMEMBER:  Check back often for updates, announcements and important information about the Arts Management Program.