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  • The only tuition-free school for the arts and sciences serving the entire state, ASFA is for students who strive for excellence in the arts and sciences in one of six specialty areas. Students can focus on creative writingdancemath-sciencemusictheatre arts, and visual arts. The school offers comprehensive academic classes. ASFA's nationally acclaimed faculty provides an unmatched arts and academic education.

Audition Requirements

  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Math-Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts
  • Audition Monologues, Theatre Arts
  • Brass
  • Percussion & Guitar & Harp
  • Piano & Voice
  • Strings
  • Woodwinds
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  • Accommodation Statement

    ASFA was created by the State to provide a more challenging education for impassioned, talented students in Creative Writing, Dance, Math & Science, Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts. Consistent with its mission, only those students will be admitted to ASFA and allowed to remain who are able to meet the demands of a rigorous curriculum. Applicants with existing Individualized Education Plans (IEP) are obliged to inform ASFA administration during the application period and to provide a copy or authorization for release of the applicant’s most recent IEP and any related records deemed necessary by ASFA. If a qualifying disabling condition is substantiated before or after enrollment, a committee appointed by the President will determine if the school can reasonably accommodate the student’s needs or if these needs will be better accommodated in a different educational environment.

    Equal Opportunity Statement

    It is the policy of the Alabama School of Fine Arts not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, or any other proscribed category, in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by local, state, and federal policies and laws. Inquiries or complaints regarding compliance with applicable laws or this policy may be directed to Tim Mitchell, President, Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Rev Abraham Woods, Jr Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35203, (205) 252-9241.