Historic Preservation and Community Planning
The Historic Preservation and Community Planning program develops leaders in the management of cultural heritage and the built environment. It approaches the subjects of historic preservation, architectural and urban design, planning, and architectural and urban history as a group of related disciplines that together allow graduates to successfully compete in any one of a number of employment and graduate opportunities including, cultural resource management, architecture, urban design, real estate to name a few. The program is grounded in the visually oriented environment of the Department of Art and Architectural History and the School of the Arts, yet is still flexible enough to allow students to bring in other courses and experiences through its interdisciplinary curriculum (e.g. archaeology, geology, GIS, history). There are also a number of changing special courses offered by our faculty and drawn from experts in the preservation community in Charleston. Recent offerings include: AutoCAD and Photoshop for Preservationists, Automotive Heritage Preservation, Historic American Interiors, and Global Issues in Historic Preservation.
HPCP Graduate Program
The HPCP program offers a joint MS degree in Historic Preservation with Clemson University.
To declare a major or minor login to in My Charleston. Choose the Academic Services Tab. In center column at the top you will see the link for Program of Study Management (POSM) system. Open this link and select declare major or minor, then select the subject to declare.
For information about academic requirements, click on:
- HPCP Major
- HPCP Minor
- HPCP Student Opportunities
- Extracurricular activities