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AMT: About Our Department

The Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre is a thriving fine and performing arts department nestled in the southside of scenic Savannah, Georgia. Minutes from the breezy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the quaint charm of the historic district of downtown Savannah, Armstrong fine arts students enjoy a largely sunny and temperate climate in which to find artistic inspiration. The entire Armstrong faculty is dedicated to the success of all of our students.

The art and art education curriculum at Armstrong provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of art and current pedagogical practice. We strive to prepare tomorrow's art and art education leaders by helping them identify and develop their strengths as artists and educators. As a faculty of working artists, studio professors introduce real-life experience to the classroom setting, combining theory and practice to form a comprehensive course of study to promote well-rounded graduates...young professional artists.

The music and music education curriculum at Armstrong provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music and current pedagogical practice. We strive to prepare tomorrow's future musical leaders by helping them identify and develop their strengths as performers and educators.

The theatre curriculum at Armstrong provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of theatre in areas of stage and camera, directing, tech/design, and management. We strive to prepare tomorrow's stage and film professionals by helping them identify and develop their strengths as performers on the stage, backstage, on camera, behind the camera, and as professionals in the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a passion for the arts and some time at your side?
Do you want to be involved in a dynamic and energetic organization of young artists?
Do you possess special skills that may be helpful to those in our arts programs?

Contact AMT to inquire about opportunities to assist with concert ushering, theatre set building, event poster distribution, direct mail collating, or donation of other services to any one of our programs.

912.344.2801
amt.boxoffice@armstrong.edu

Give to AMT

Our programs are sponsored in part by generous donations from the Friends of the Arts, the Armstrong Student Government Association, the Armstrong College Union Board and the Savannah Friends of Music. The Armstrong Friends of the Arts has an important impact on arts programming, the entire university, and the community. Private support is essential in order to continue a tradition of excellence. 

Contributions made to the Friends of the Arts make a significant difference in the quality of arts programming and arts education at Armstrong. Donations are used to support the following:

There are many specific areas where your gift might be placed. For more information, please contact Dr. Tom Cato below or visit the Office of Advancement website.

Tom Cato, Department Chair
912.344.2556
tom.cato@armstrong.edu

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong Art Senior Creates Winning Logo Design for 2019 Conference

(April 4, 2017) – A design created by Armstrong Senior Sonia Mednick, an Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design, was chosen as the official logo for the 2019 Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) annual meeting, which will be held in Savannah, Ga. 

Read More Moveable Feast Series Presentation Featuring Pamela Sears on April 6

(March 24, 2017) – In “From Peril to Promise: The Social Responsiveness of American Theater in the 1930s and 40s,” Sears will discuss the playwrights, theater artists and composers of the 1930s and ‘40s. During the discussion, a company of Armstrong’s musical and theatrical performers and directors will explore scenes from the period’s popular dramatic works by Tennessee Williams, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Kaufman and Hart. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Treasure Savannah: The Spirit of Volunteering

(March 7, 2017) On Saturday, March 4, more than 400 students, faculty and staff gathered on the steps of Student Union in the chill of the early morning for Treasure Savannah, Armstrong’s biannual day of community service in Savannah and Hinesville.

Read More Armstrong French Club to Host 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18

(February 7, 2017) – Armstrong State University’s French Club will host the 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18 at the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, located at 11935 Abercorn St. The festival will screen five French-language movies with subtitles covering a wide range of themes and issues. All screenings are free and open to the public.

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