What are some of the careers of your graduates?

Alumni of our program are leading successful careers with cultural institutions and businesses in Charleston and around the country including Spoleto Festival USA, High Museum of Art, and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

The skills students learn in our program are transferable to other sectors outside of the arts, such as hospitals and medical centers, zoos and aquaria, K-12 schools and colleges, commercial businesses, foundations, public relations and digital media firms, governmental agencies, community development and social service agencies, faith-based institutions, and nonprofit organizations that serve youth, special needs and other populations. 


Josh Garcia (MFA/ARCM ’21) was awarded the 2021-2022 Stadler Fellowship in Literacy Arts Administration where he serves as Seminar Associate at Bucknell University. Since graduating, his poetry has been featured in Arts & Letters, Image, The Massachusetts Review, Poet Lore and others. Josh, as a poet, combines his creativity with the hard skills of arts management to set himself apart as a leader within the arts administration field. 





latesha-f-smith.jpegLatesha Smith (MPA/ARCM ’22), Community Engagement Coordinator at Spoleto Festival USA, began the program with a decade of experience in event planning, meeting management, and stakeholder engagement. Her knowledge of planning, execution, data compilation, goal setting, budgeting and cost control was developed through the program. 


Rachel DeWyngaert Workman (ARCM ’13) serves as the Finance Manager for the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Skills developed through the ARCM program directly benefit her job duties of managing finances, contracts and vendors for countless Charleston Events like Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston Farmers Market, and MOJA arts festivals.