2022-2023 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alabama School of the Arts

Philosophy for the Alabama School of the Arts 

In keeping with the general philosophy of the University of Mobile, the Alabama School of the Arts seeks to engage its students to embrace learning and to develop confident Christian men and women who demonstrate the integrity to live and work in a manner consistent with the Christian faith. Thus, the intent of the Alabama School of the Arts is reflected in the phrase, “Know and be Known”


The student will demonstrate knowledge of:

  1. Theory, form and analysis, and principles of arranging.
  2. Music history, styles, and literature of Western and non-Western cultures.
  3. The relationship of music to the other arts.
  4. Theatre history, performance practices, script analysis, design, and technical theatre. 
  5. Perform, design, or direct while learning to collaborate with other artists. 
  6. Business of theatre, marketing, and theatre company structure in the world today, as well as how theatre relates to other art forms.
  7. Christian ethics in the performing arts and church.
  8. Theology of worship and leadership principles.
  9. Technology industry including audio, visual and lighting programs and tools.

The student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Perform at an advanced level in one applied area;
  2. Perform in a variety of primary and secondary ensembles;
  3. Play a keyboard instrument with sufficient skill for basic demonstration and simple accompaniment;
  4. Interpret representative works of the past and present and perform them with a proficiency that reflects an understanding of the historical style of the music.
  5. Perform, direct, stage manage, and design at a level commensurate with the current professional world. 
  6. Lead faithfully in the local church, education, and professional companies.
  7. Express themselves professionally and effectively.

Departments of the Alabama School of the Arts 

Department of Music   

ASOTA Graduate Department of Music (MM,DMA)  

Department of Theatre  

ASOTA Graduate Department of Theatre (MA)  

Department of Worship & Technology   

Alabama School of the Arts Scholarship

Students desiring admission to the Alabama School of the Arts are encouraged to complete the University of Mobile’s application for admission. Prospective Alabama School of the Arts (ASOTA) music, worship leadership, production technology, theatre and musical theatre majors and music minors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for an audition by calling 251-442-2320 or completing an online application found at www.umobile.edu/audition