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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

Logo of the Anderson University President's Gala

Apr 16

President's Gala

President's Gala Production Manager Sees Theatre as More than a Profession—It’s Her Calling

Davy McGuirt is a senior Theatrical Design major in the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University who is serving as the production manager for this year's President's...

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South Carolina School of the Arts professor Christopher Hansen

Apr 12

South Carolina School of the Arts

SCSA Professor Christopher Hansen to Conduct at Carnegie Hall

Dr. Christopher Hansen has been invited to conduct at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City, and is inviting a select group of AU musicians to join the show.

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A sample of work from graphic design students at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University.

Apr 12

South Carolina School of the Arts

Graphic Design Students Sweep ADDYs

Students in the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University won six ADDYS, more than any other university.

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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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