The Alabama Center for the Arts is a collaborative academic effort between Athens State University, Calhoun Community College, the City of Decatur, and Morgan County. It has been heralded as a model for institutional cooperation in the state. The facility is a venue for college art instruction, community education, and cultural events and it serves as a catalyst for the region’s creative growth and expression.
The 44,000-square-foot facility is located at 133 Second Avenue in downtown Decatur across from the Princess Theatre. It represents an investment of more than $8 million dollars from Athens State University, Calhoun Community College, the City of Decatur and Morgan County. College courses taught at the facility will lead to Associate of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees with class offerings that include art appreciation, painting, drawing, computer graphics, sculpture, ceramics, and pottery as well as a teaching major, leading to licensure for art instructors.
Non-credit, community education courses are available to the public. Classes are programmed to reflect the interests of local citizens. Instructors include local talent as well as renowned masters.
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The groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) was held on July 10, 2014. The new addition will house the theater and music departments. The Phase II building will be adjacent to but separate from the Phase I portion of the Alabama Center for the Arts and will encompass approximately 44,000 square foot.
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