Who We Are
We Are a Small and Inclusive Community of Creators
Some are just out of high school, and some have grandchildren. Some come from small towns; some from large cities. Some want to start a career in the arts; some want to participate while they pursue careers in other areas. Whatever your dream in the arts, the ACA has a place for you. Whoever you are, the faculty at the ACA will embrace you and lead you to achieve. Wherever you’re from and whoever you are, the ACA is a place for you to belong.
Talented and Caring Faculty & Staff
More than just dedicated educators, our faculty & staff are talented artists in their own right, with degrees from some of the finest institutions in the nation.
Immerse Yourself in the Arts
Whether you’re interested in studio art, visual communications, graphic design, website creation, animation, video and film productions, theatre, technical theatre, music, or music technology (with other areas of study coming soon!), you have total freedom to immerse yourself in the areas of study that you’re most passionate about.
Plus, our vibrant arts community offers a constant array of theatre productions, concerts, music recitals, gallery events and more. Check out what’s playing right now, what’s coming up soon, or explore our student groups to find out ways you could be part of the action!
Enjoy Being in a Small, Historic Downtown
From the community’s year-long celebration of the arts, to our charming boutiques and restaurants, award-winning museums, and a range of natural attractions right next door, there’s always more to explore. Check out Decatur Downtown and Positively Decatur to learn more about the adventures that await you in our river town. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn more about the new student dorm currently under construction right downtown!