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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

We believe that intense, transformative mentorship inspires this generation of artists to develop their creative talents to their fullest potential. We also coach students to identify and value how their skills can be applied in the career they envision as well as in related fields. Our professors—from recording musicians to sought-after art directors—represent the highest level of artistic achievement, and they want to show students how they can get there too. To learn more, read on or contact us at scschoolofthearts@andersonuniversity.edu.

Dr. David Larson

The South Carolina School of the Arts mentors student artists through outstanding instruction, practice and critique; fostering within students a personal artistic mission; providing 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 & 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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Music

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

Cover image of the spring 2021 edition of the Anderson University magazine featuring a young woman with sunglasses and smiling

Jan 28

Feature Stories

AU isn’t just a great place to study—it’s a great place to work, too

In an article from the upcoming spring 2021 edition of Anderson University magazine, you'll read how the University’s unprecedented success is extending beyond the classroom

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Noah Taylor and Caryn Scheving, Graphic Design graduates of The South Carolina School for the Arts, proof pages of Anderson Current, a new magazine being released.

Jan 18

Alumni

Graphic Design graduates launch new Upstate magazine

The Anderson Current is a new magazine launched by graduates of The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University.

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Former Anderson University student Dorien Gunnels

Jan 18

South Carolina School of the Arts

Gunnels ‘Living the Dream’ Helping Produce Computer Animated Features

Dorien Gunnels, who studied graphic design at the Anderson University , is a lighting artist with DreamWorks.

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Spring 2021 Calendar of Events

​​​​​​​The South Carolina School of the Arts

The South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University invites you to explore our Spring 2021 Calendar of Events. From art & design, music and theatre & dance, it's an exciting season that'll help you Get Inspired. Stay Inspired.

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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
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