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CofC in Sweden 2018: Arts Management

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: Jul 03, 2018
Program Ends: Jul 23, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,800
Program Locations: Orebro, Stockholm
Contact Phone: 843.953.0441
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: -Lodging
-Some meals (3-5 group meals in Stockholm and Örebro)
-Ground transportation while abroad
-Studio and musician fees
-Entrance fees and gratuities
-International Student ID Card
-Overseas Medical Insurance
-$50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: -Airfare
-Some meals
-Passport fees
-Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged tuition for their courses, and are responsible for booking their own flights.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships
Program Description


Students take the following course:

ARTM 360: Global Music Industry Study Abroad (Sweden) - 3 credits


This course is an in-depth, hands-on, experiential immersion into the music industry. The country of Sweden has seen unparalleled success in the global music industry. Students will engage directly with top-tier songwriters, educators, music producers, student peers, and more. The course will examine commercial songwriting and music production through observation, study, and practice. Alongside Swedish student peers, students will experience the life cycle of a song, from ideation all the way to producing a major label quality production. The course covers primary principles, theories, and practices of songwriting, music production, artist development, and international music business practices and structures.


-Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5
-Students must already possess a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport


Mark Bryan
Department of Arts Management

Mark. Bryan received his Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He is a founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for multi-platinum Hootie & the Blowfish and has spent the last 20 years recording and touring. He also has three solo albums to his credit. Since moving to Charleston in 1999, Mr. Bryan has produced 7 full-length albums, as well as co-written, and prdouced countless songs, for other artists. He was also instrumental in founding the College of Charleston Radio Station, and is the Artist in Residence for the Music Industry Concentration, Arts Management Program, in the College's School of the Arts. Mark manages the band Stop Light Observations (SLO) and is also the Chairman of the Board for Carolina Studios, a non-profit after school music recording and technology program for kids 8-18.

Claire Long
Department of Arts Management

Claire Long is the Program Coordinator for the Arts Management Program at the College of Charleston. Claire graduated from the College in 2011 with a major in Arts Management and minors in Music and Studio Art, and she graduated from the Master of Arts Management (MAM) program at Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. Long's arts background and interests are diverse, and as a musician, visual artist, and manager, she has experience in a plethora of roles within the creative industry. Long coordinated the Arts Management Program's first ever study abroad trip to Sweden in 2017, and she looks forward to developing future exchange relationships with Swedish students, faculty, and music industry professionals.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact the program directors. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or financial aid opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run

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Population: 9103788
Capital: Stockholm
Per-capita GDP: $ 40900
Size: 450295 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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