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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, theatre or graphic design – 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

Your Future Starts Here!

With 20 degrees to choose from, there is a place for you.

ASOTA is prepared to help you discover your purpose. Through our collaborative culture, you will receive individualized training and intentional mentorship while our faculty continually work to help you foster your creativity.

When you graduate from the University of Mobile, you will be a confident professional who is prepared to take on the next step in your life.


The Alabama School of the Arts is a close-knit community that is part of an incredible university. Both ASOTA majors and non-majors alike form friendships here that continue well beyond graduation.

We love our students. In fact, check out the video below to get an idea of just how excited the ASOTA faculty and staff were to greet their students for a new academic year.

These are the people you would work with in ASOTA

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, Exit 13, University Singers, Gallery Exhibits, 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

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