The South Carolina School of the Arts

The South Carolina School of the Arts is excited to participate in the inaugural A Day effort.  We have chosen an Art & Design project for this first year; we hope to raise $25,000 to enhance the two new Graphic Design studios currently being built in the Chiquola building in downtown Anderson.  Graphic Design is the largest field of study in the South Carolina School of the Arts, with approximately 100 majors.  Over the last twenty years, this award-winning program has placed numerous design graduates in professional design firms throughout the region.  We have many successful and loyal alumni within easy driving distance of the campus.

Our internal support team includes the following members of the Art & Design faculty:

  • Dr. Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers, Professor of Art & Design, and Chair of the Department
  • Mr. Tim Speaker, Associate Professor of Graphic Design
  • Ms. Jane Dorn, Associate Professor of Graphic Design

The two new Chiquola Studios will provide space for upper-level Graphic Design classes.  Our intent is to make these studios the premiere graphic studios at Anderson University; our intent is simply to outfit these studios to that end.  We specifically seek to purchase new graphic monitors for both studios, that students will be able to access with their individual laptops.  This alumni effort will allow our broad base of alumni to invest in our current Graphic Design program, and to give back to the program that helped launch their careers. 

David Larson,
Dean of the South Carolina School of the Arts