Your Journey Starts Here

Experience the difference.

Choosing a university is hard.

Where you go to college should help you grow as a person and an artist.

Alabama School of the Arts offers:

QUALITY ACADEMICS so you are prepared after college.

UNIQUE PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES so you can hone your craft.

A CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT so you can grow in your faith.

Quality Academics.

At ASOTA you'll receive expert guidance from world-class professors who will know your name.

They bring decades of experience to you in the classroom, ensuring you are an expert when you graduate.

Unique Performance Opportunities.

ASOTA offers a wide range of performance opportunities every year, giving our students the chance to spend more time ON THE STAGE than anywhere else.

The Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts provides students with countless performance opportunities locally and abroad through an annual Performing Arts Series and ensemble participation.

See how you will fit ON THE STAGE in ASOTA.

Strong Christian Environment.

ASOTA is a place where faculty, staff, and students encourage each other to grow in their faith.

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Welcome from our University President

Welcome to the Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile! We are a Christ-centered academic community providing a one-of-a-kind experience we call “Higher Education for a Higher Purpose.” Here you will find small classes with individual attention from professors who know your name, care about your dreams, and prepare you to pursue the calling God has for your life. Through the Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts, you will take the lessons you learn in the classroom and put them into practice on the stage, behind the scenes, in the worship center and throughout the world. Our visual arts program will challenge and inspire you. Whatever your artistic talents – vocal or instrumental performance, worship leadership or production technology or theatre – there is a place for you in the Alabama School of the Arts at the University of Mobile.

I invite you to visit campus, attend a performance, and become part of our University of Mobile family.

Go Rams!

Lonnie Burnett, PhD
University of Mobile

A Letter from the Founder of ASOTA

Welcome...GET READY! You are NOT going to believe what you are about to experience! It's more than is an UNBELIEVABLE journey that is about to impact and change your life forever.

Just are about to be surrounded by hundreds of students that love to do what YOU love to do! You will study with amazing and dedicated professors; professors that care about you and will always be available to assist on your journey!

Consider the following campus opportunities: Christmas Spectacular, Theater Productions, Ignite Worship, University Singers, Spring Spectacular, Symphonic Winds, RamCorps, Voices of Mobile, Piano Ensemble, Opera, Dance and more. Additionally, consider recording in our Fisher-Brewer Recording Studio with 8Eighty Records. Martin Hall, the ASOTA home, houses a world class recording facility. Our ensembles have presented concerts from Carnegie Hall to China. Our students have interned from Alaska to the Philippines. Every weekend, these ensembles are touring regionally while the summers offer incredible international touring opportunities.

Ministry is the heart of our campus and our department. God continues to change and challenge the lives of our students as they strive to be excellent both musically and spiritually. Our graduates are in high demand as worship leaders, teachers, graphic artists, music industry leaders, traveling Christian artists, music missionaries, actors, performers in theme parks and cruise ships, production technicians and more!

Does this sound like FUN??? Our answer is YES! We have prayed for you and now we have the wonderful opportunity to WELCOME you to campus. We are ASOTA and you are too!

Dr. Roger Breland
Dean Emeritus,
Executive Director of the Roger Breland Center for Performing Arts