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Academic Programs in Music

Undergraduate Programs

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Department of Music offers programs for the entire student body as well as for the serious musician pursuing a music major. Explore the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, the Music Minor, and Music Courses for the Non-Major.

All College of Charleston students, regardless of major, benefit from broad exposure to many academic areas through the College's liberal arts education. Music, one of the original liberal arts, plays an important and distinctive role in the lives and education of the entire campus community. Students enjoy small class size and individual instruction by faculty members who are all accomplished professional musicians. The department offers numerous opportunities to perform and to attend performances by world-class artists and distinguished faculty members.

Graduate Programs

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in the Performing Arts degree concentrations lead to PreK-12 teacher licensure by the South Carolina State Department of Education. The degree is designed for individuals who possess undergraduate degrees in music, theatre or dance (or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience and/or training in desired concentration area) who would like to teach in public schools.

Artist Certificate in Performance

The Artist Certificate in Performance program aspires to attract the most gifted and accomplished post-baccalaureate music students to the College of Charleston and mentor their development as professionals in performance. Public performance and musical growth, both in technique and artistry, are the focus of the program. The program will bridge training into a career as a professional artist or acceptance into graduate study in performance.