Alabama School of Fine Arts will hold its annual Open House for prospective students and their parents on November 4, 2017. Sessions will be held at 9, 10 or 11am. Attendees will take a tour of the school, learn about the admissions process and hear a presentation from the specialty department they are interested in. Reservations are not necessary, and there is no cost to attend.
ASFA is a public school and offers a tuition-free education with professional arts and science training. The school provides dormitory space to those students who live outside of commuting distance. Students must choose one of six areas of study: Creative Writing, Dance, Math/Science, Music, Theatre Arts, or Visual Arts.
Students receive at least three hours of specialty training daily in addition to their core curriculum. About 93% of this year’s seniors earned merit scholarships, where the national average is 15%. The average award is close to $200,000 per student.
Alumni include Suzanne Collins, author of “The Hunger Games” trilogy; Laverne Cox, Emmy nominee and “Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People” of 2015 and Jorge Nunez, Fulbright Scholar and Deputy Systems Engineer on NASA's first mission to Pluto.
ASFA is located in downtown Birmingham’s cultural arts district at 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Boulevard. For more information about the 2017 Open House, call Jaronda Little at 205.252.9241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.