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Department of Art, Music & Theatre

An environment of curiosity, creativity and passion

Students and faculty in the Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre (AMT) draw inspiration from the world around them to create and sustain an enthusiastic and challenging learning environment for all.

From textbooks to textiles, playscripts to the playhouse, concertos to concert halls, distinguished AMT faculty members facilitate the learning process for each and every student through dedicated instruction and performance practice execution.

AMT students enjoy the unique opportunity Armstrong provides to compose, paint, act, design, sing, direct, perform, sculpt and explore many other creative avenues, all while developing impressive portfolios and preparing for the challenges that face today’s arts professionals. 

Combining a fine arts curriculum with a liberal arts foundation, our exhilarating undergraduate program produces discerning, well-rounded college graduates with invaluable hands-on experience and the passion to succeed.

NEWS:

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 Armstrong Professor Receives 2017 Georgia Art Education Association Distinguished Service Award

(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University Art, Music and Theatre Department Head Tom L. Cato, Ed.D., received the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) Distinguished Service within the Profession Award. This award recognizes an outstanding GAEA member for exemplary contributions, service and achievement at the state level. The award was presented at the annual convention in Gainesville, Ga., on October 15.

Read More 49 Portraits Project: Armstrong Art Professor Honors Orlando's Pulse Victims

(September 8, 2016) – After the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando that left 49 dead in June, Mia Merlin, a full-time lecturer of Art Appreciation and Foundations, felt helpless in the face of yet another national tragedy.

Read More Armstrong Professor Selected as National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar

(May 12, 2016) – Armstrong Professor Dr. Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar to participate in a residency centered on veteran discourse hosted at Virginia Tech. 

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