Students develop the physical skills and the artistic sensitivity they need to function as contributing artists on the stage and backstage. All students work in all phases of the department's work: A good actor appreciates the labor involved in making a prop or costume and a good technician appreciates the difficulty of creating a character on stage.
Senior projects. Acting/Directing seniors produce either a senior recital, a seminar or direct a one-act play. Design/Technology majors design for a play, work with professionals in the community or construct a project. Students are expected to keep a portfolio and resume` of their work.
Major Activities. The department produces two main stage productions each year—a piece chosen to teach a particular acting and design style, and a children's theatre piece. Students also perform in student one-acts, a semester jury scene (required), and in outreach performances at clubs, schools and other locations. All of these cover a wide range of theatrical styles from mime to traditional scenes. We use a variety of outside resources to teach subjects like period dance styles, acting for the camera, and how to survive the business of theatre.
This website describes the present courses, requirements, programs and services of the Alabama School of Fine Arts,
which are subject to change at any time according to state requirements and the policies and procedures of the school.