College of Visual and Performing Arts General Information
The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers graduate programs in the following areas: the Master of Arts in Art Education, the Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration, the Master of Music in Conducting, the Master of Music in Performance, the Master of Music Education and the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. Prospective students should contact The Graduate School for an Application for Graduate Admission and a copy of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants should also contact the appropriate graduate program advisor for specific program information.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts is one of only seventeen university arts programs in the nation accredited in all the arts domains and the only comprehensive collegiate arts program nationally accredited in all the arts in the State of South Carolina, public or private. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that meet rigorous professional standards. Our programs are accredited nationally by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Students desiring initial certification in music or art at the graduate level may apply for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree program administered by the Richard W. Riley College of Education. Please refer to the M.A.T. section of the catalog for complete information.