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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.

Message from the Director

Karen ChandlerKaren Chandler, Ph.D.
Program Director

The Arts Management Program continues to grow by leaps and bounds.  We are expanding our programs as well as the learning opportunities 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 SPRING 2015 semester should contact Anja Kelley in the Program office immediately. For all necessary documents and information, visit the Internship page of the website.  The deadline for submitting paperwork/registering for your internship is the last day of drop/add.


Summer was very busy in the Arts Management Program and we are off to a great start of the Fall 2014 semester.  This school year brings many changes to Arts Management as we said 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, took over as Program Director in August.  We also have several new adjunct professors as well as a new Visiting Assistant Professor, Charlotte Tiencken. 

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 is back for another semester. The August, September, and October events were great successes - join us in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for our final session of the semester on November 17th.

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