Alabama Center for the Arts

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.

Courses of Study

Additional details coming soon. Please call the Alabama Center for the Arts at (256) 260-4293 for more information.

Music

Choral, Class Piano, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band, Voice, Music Technology, Recording Technology, and Music Education

Drama & Theatre

Drama, Theatre Arts, Performance Studies, Educational Theatre, Theatre Arts Administration, Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Set Design, Lighting Design, and Costume Design

The Facility

Housing one of the finest recital halls in the state, the Alabama Center for the Arts is the site of student, faculty and professional performances as well as ensemble concerts. Students in drama and theatre arts programs benefit from our unique black-box studio theater that permits a variety of staging configurations. Additionally they will acquire various fundamental performance and production techniques, develop skills by learning to critically analyze dramatic literature through historical and aesthetic movements in a variety of arts, and gain knowledge of theatre history, dramatic literature, dramatic theory, as well as current trends in the arts. Music technology students receive cutting-edge experience using industry-standard technology to get the most efficient and balanced recordings in real-world applications and projects.

Facility Details

  • 1 Recording Technology Computer Lab – Pro Tools on 15 computers where students begin learning recording programs or Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) when it comes to engineering in the recording field
  • Recital Hall for performances (150+ seats)
  • Studio Theatre for performances (can be configured in a variety of ways, seating varies)
  • Piano Lab with Yamaha Clavinova Digital Pianos
  • 3 sound proof practice rooms/labs
  • Jazz Band Rehearsal Room
  • Recording Studio
  • Rehearsal Room/Storm Shelter
  • 4 large Dressing Rooms
  • Green Room
  • Wardrobe Rooms
  • Scene Shop for building sets