Alabama Center for the Arts

Premier art center & degree program

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts classes at the ACA include art appreciation, painting, drawing, computer graphics, sculpture, ceramics, and pottery as well as a teaching major, leading to licensure for art instructors. Associate of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees may be earned through the ACA.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts course of study encompasses music and theatre classes, including music appreciation, dramatic literature, theatre appreciation, acting, various music classes, jazz, and chorale. Associate of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees may be earned through the ACA.

Study with experts, utilize state-of-the-art facilities, and uncover your artistic voice. It all begins with classes at the Alabama Center for the Arts.

The Alabama Center for the Arts, located in downtown Decatur, Alabama, is the region’s premier art center and degree program. The project continues a long-standing collaborative academic effort between Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. It has been heralded as a model for institutional cooperation in the state. The Art Center is a venue for college visual and performing arts instruction, community education, cultural events, and it serves as a catalyst for creative growth and expression in North Alabama, Southern Tennessee, and surrounding states.

The Alabama Center for the Arts is a partnership between: