For Students

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

Once you’ve declared your major, it’s important that you establish regular contact with your advisor, your professors, and with the department staff. They can be tremendous resources for you and help you maximize your college experience.

Contact the department office about eligibility requriements for scholarships, internships or new sources of financial aid, for which you qualify. 

Part-time jobs, internships, service learning and volunteering will play an integral part in your preparation for the future. The faculty and staff in your major area will provide you with meaningful networking opportunities.

Center Stage is a student run organization whose goal is to produce theatre that is risky, exploratory, and relevant to college students, both as artists and as audiences. We provide an outlet for students to develop themselves as creators in ways not available to them anywhere else in the community, and for audiences to experience theatre as a relevant art form.

The College of Charleston Dance Alliance seeks to unite students in the collaborative arts experience. The organization provides free master classes in a variety of dance styles taught by regional professional dancers and companies. Each semester members of CofC Dance Alliance are encouraged to take the offered classes, develop and perform in student-choreographed works in an informal performance, and participate in the flourishing Charleston arts community. The organization allows students the opportunity to learn, inspire and socialize with peer dancers and artists in a creative, non-judgemental environment. 

Extracurricular activities can enhance your classroom experiences. There are more than 200 clubs and organizations for you to consider, most of which will help you hone your leadership skills and in some cases, expand your academic experience.

Suggestion Box

How can we create the change that we want to see?

While our department has been making efforts to initiate change and create a more inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment, we have so much more work to do. Leave us your comment, question, suggestion, or topic that should be addressed here and we will add it to an upcoming agenda for our department discussions.  Click HERE for the Suggestion Box.