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AU Trojan

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, ceramics, art education, musical theatre, acting, theatrical design, theatre, 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

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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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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

Students study typography in Italy

Nov 29

South Carolina School of the Arts

Resurrecting Ancient Typography

During Summer Semester in Florence, Italy, Professor Tim Speaker and Anderson University students examined ancient typography. An exhibition December 1 will celebrate this art form.

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Author Stoker, Professor Livingston and class

Nov 29

South Carolina School of the Arts

Best-Selling Author Visits Anderson University, Talks of Famous Relative

International best-selling author and popular speaker Dacre Stoker is pictured with event organizer Dr. Candace Livingston (both seated) of the Department of Art and Design and surrounded by AU students...

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ART 110 students and sensory wall they created

Nov 07

South Carolina School of the Arts

The Art of Community Impact

Anderson University ART 110 students are pictured beside a sensory wall they created for Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center near Townville, South Carolina. Pictured from left are Chad Amidon, Jan...

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Upcoming 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 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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AU Repertory Theater

The AU Repertory Theatre or “AU Rep” as it has come to be known features the best student-actors and technicians from local high schools, working hand-in-hand with theatre professionals and students from the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University.

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