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Where to Start

The ACA is an institution that provides the highest quality education by combining the best arts degree offerings of two colleges, Calhoun Community College and Athens State University, on a single campus that feels like a private art college.

Start your education at Calhoun and seamlessly continue your education with Athens State for a four-year degree in the arts – all at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur, Alabama.

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Ready to get started? Learn how to apply as a new student, register for classes as an existing student, or review class options.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Investing in your arts education is an investment in you – your dreams, your career, your future.

Whether you use scholarships, loans, grants, on-campus employment, or some combination of all of the above, there are many options available to make an ACA degree possible for you.

Explore Our Campus

Get a taste of the ACA experience!
Our campus is located in beautiful and historic downtown Decatur, Alabama. Our main campus is the size of one city block with additional buildings located within a few blocks away.

Have a Question? Call Barry!

Want to talk to a person? Barry is here to help and answer your questions.

Barry DeVine
ACA Recruiter/Advisor