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Constructed as an integral component of the University of South Carolina's community and cultural outreach, education is at the foundation of the Koger Center for the Arts. To participate in these free programs designed for students, please contact (803)-777-7500 or email for more information. Koger Center upcoming events information.

School Membership Program (K-12)

Access to lesson plans tailored to outreach performances and school productions (recommended reading, listening, activity suggestions, videos, etc.).
Priority seating during outreach and matinee performances.
Complimentary backstage tours upon request for students and teachers.
Invitations to student-led or professional masterclasses and workshops.
Access to priority information about upcoming educational and outreach shows.

Koger Apprentices (High School and College Students)

Backstage and behind-the-scenes access for students interested in the performing arts.
Internship and work-shadow opportunities led by administrative and technical staff.
Tours of the facility and opportunities to experience a production beyond the curtain.
Invitations to lectures and masterclasses with visiting artists and special guests.*

*Subject to producer/artist agreement

Interning with the Koger Center for the Arts

For students interested in a career working in the entertainment industry, the Koger Center for the Arts offers various opportunities for interns to gain experience in several different areas of our organization. Internship duties may include:

  • Working with the building director to assist with contracts, promotor communication, collecting and organizing statistical data, meeting notes, and other opportunities as they may arise.
  • Working with the marketing director to update and maintain social media, taking photos and interacting with patrons, creating content, and other opportunities as they may arise.
  • Working under the direction of the house manager to take tickets, greet patrons during events, usher, make announcements and other opportunities as they may arise.
  • Working in the box office under the direction of the box office manager and assistant manager to learn to sell tickets and deal with patrons both in person and on the phone.

While these are the four primary focuses of the Koger Center internships, there may be other opportunities that could arise based on the interests and talents of the student. List of available internships for University of South Carolina students. All other interested students should call 803-777-7500 or email