Claire Long

Program Coordinator / Director of Experiential Learning

Address: Harbor Walk West, Room 201
Phone: 843.953.6301

Claire Long is the Program Coordinator/Director of Experiential Learning for the Arts Management Program at the College of Charleston. 

Claire graduated from the College of Charleston with a major in Arts Management and minors in Music and Studio Art. After completing her degree, she worked as a high school teacher and a freelance musician and then moved to Pittsburgh to complete the Master of Arts Management (MAM) program at Carnegie Mellon University. During her graduate studies, she conducted research in accessibility work, specifically making the arts more physically and programmatically accessible to persons with disabilities. While in graduate school, Claire worked in Carnegie Mellon’s Office of Disability Resources as an Equal Opportunity Services ADA Assistant. She continued this work after graduation, in addition to working on an eight-month accessibility consulting project with four major museums in Pittsburgh. She relocated to Charleston in 2016 and accepted a position within the Arts Management Program at her alma mater. Since then, in addition to her administrative role, she has taught and developed courses as an adjunct faculty member and has spearheaded the program's experiential learning initiatives including internships and study abroad. Claire is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership with a Business Concentration. She is passionate about connecting students to high impact learning experiences, cultivating a culture of mentorship, and facilitating creativity.


Ph.D. Student, Leadership (Business)
Anderson University, Anderson, SC

Master of Arts Management
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management
Minors in Music and Studio Art
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 

Courses Taught

ARTM 270: Professionalism in the Arts

ARTM 360: Special Topics in Arts Management - Global Music Industry Study Abroad

ARTM 400: Arts Management Internship

ARTM 401: Music Industry Internship

FYSE: Exploring the Arts and Cultural Ecosystem of the Lowcountry

Honors and Awards

2018: Excellence in Customer Service Award (ExCEL Award)