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College of Visual & Performing Arts

Study theatre in one of the most renowned programs in the country. Or take your dreams and turn them into a future in graphic design, fine art, dance or music at Alabama State University.

At ASU, you’ll work alongside professional and award-winning faculty known for their craft, like Hollywood actor Dr. Tommie Stewart, with a curriculum that mixes lectures, demonstrations, workshops and studio experiences. You’ll also find great opportunities to express yourself through regular exhibitions, theatre performances and music and dance ensembles.



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Visual & Performing Arts
Dr. Tommie H. Stewart, Dean
Phone: (334) 229-6755

People of ASU

  • Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart

    Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart
    Dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts

    Known for her roles in big screen films “A Time to Kill,” “Mississippi Burning” and TV series “In the Heat of the Night,” Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart is dean ASU's College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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  • Dr. Doug Bristol

    Dr. Doug Bristol
    Professor of Music Theory, Jazz and Music Technology

    Dr. Doug Bristol is hitting all the right notes when it comes to preparing students for professional careers in music performance.

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  • Amy Renee Ashley

    Amy Renee Ashley
    Junior, Music Performance

    Amy Renee Ashley is an award-winning musician who credits ASU with helping her to become more confident and outgoing.

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  • Yohance Myles

    Yohance Myles
    Actor, Theatre Professor, B.A. in Theatre Arts ('06)

    Yohance Myles credits ASU for preparing him to make his mark as an actor, with several movies under his belt, including a role in a major action movie.

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  • Stephen Cappelli

    Stephen Cappelli
    Professor of Art, Chair of Department of Visual Arts

    Stephen Cappelli is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured in national exhibitions.

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  • Jaylon Givan

    Jaylon Givan
    Junior, Dance

    Jaylon Givan aspires to dance professionally and to teach dance to college students. ASU's BFA Dance Program is providing the training he needs to make his dreams come true.

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  • Lauren Smith

    Lauren Smith
    Junior, Dance

    As one of the first students to enter ASU's BFA Dance Program, Lauren Smith says she is honored and excited to be part of a new legacy at a school with such rich history.

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  • Bridgette Moore

    Bridgette Moore
    Senior, Dance

    Bridgette Moore spends most of her time in the theatre, working hard to perfect her craft as a dance major. While the hard work is challenging, she credits her professors for always pushing her to be the very best.

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