Arts & Culture

TROY is Alabama's Most International University

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Art and Design

The TROY Department of Art and Design offers bachelor’s degrees and a Master of Science in Art Education. This innovative program prepares artists, designers, and educators for careers in visual arts and communication. Classes are taught by faculty who are practicing professionals of art and design who are committed to staying current in their fields. These educators maintain a high level of professional excellence in their work and the work of their students.

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Confucius Institute

TROY is dedicated to producing globally aware citizens and leaders in today’s world. Our Confucius Institute allows Alabama residents to learn about and better understand Chinese culture, government, economics and how Alabama and China are benefiting one another.

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Daniel Foundation of Alabama Plaza

Located outside of the International Arts Center on the Troy Campus, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama Plaza features a broad, sweeping view of the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park as well as internationally acclaimed artist Nall’s “Violata Pax” Dove.

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Davis Theatre

Davis Theatre

FLocated in downtown Montgomery, this historic theatre dates back to 1930. Beautifully restored, it now hosts amateur and professional musicals, dramatic productions, chamber music groups, symphony orchestras, dance groups, ballets and instrumental performances of all types. Moreover, the theatre is available to civic, cultural and educational institutions to merge these programs with other activities to expand and enrich the life of the community.

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Huo Bao Zhu Gallery

Huo Bao Zhu Gallery

The Huo Bao Zhu Gallery, located in the International Arts Center on the Troy Campus, combines the sculpted works and donated Chinese artifacts from internationally acclaimed sculptor Huo Bao Zhu as well as traveling exhibits and student and faculty art showcases.

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International Arts Center

A celebration of art, education and world cultures, the International Arts Center on the Troy Campus is the crowning jewel of the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park. Complete with art galleries, an interactive terracotta warrior exhibit and graphic design classrooms, the Center is a valued addition to the TROY family.

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Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park

Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park

From its serene grounds, complete with amphitheater, terracotta warrior exhibit and walking trail, to the dynamic galleries and learning spaces within its International Arts Center, TROY’s Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park is where “East Meets West” on the Troy Campus.

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John M. Long School of Music

 More than 250 undergraduate and graduate music majors and undergraduate music minors study here. Our faculty members are world-class teachers, scholars, conductors, composers, and performers. We prepare our music majors with educational experiences designed to train them for careers in music. Troy University is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Nall Museum

Nall Museum

The Fred “Nall” Hollis Museum, located within the International Arts Center on the Troy Campus, is home to the works of internationally acclaimed artist and Troy, Alabama, native Nall. With works spanning from the 1960s to today, the museum features some of the artist’s most thought-provoking paintings, drawings and other works of art.

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Sound of the South Marching Band

Troy University’s renowned marching band entertains audiences during football games and unites the Trojan community as we demonstrate our deep pride and spirit. The more than 300 member group also performs at Alabama gubernatorial inauguration parades and has played at U.S. Presidential inauguration parades.

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Rosa Parks Museum

Located in downtown Montgomery at the site where Mrs. Parks was arrested, Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum is an active memorial to the life of civil rights icon Rosa Parks and the lessons of the Montgomery Bus Boycott that brought racial integration to transportation and international attention to civil rights. As the nation’s only museum dedicated to Rosa Parks, our mission is to honor her legacy and that of the boycott by providing a platform for scholarly dialogue, civic engagement and positive social change.

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Study Abroad 

Students and faculty increase their knowledge on an array of issues, advance their critical thinking, tolerance, and understanding of cultural diversity through study abroad programs. Studying abroad helps prepare students for work opportunities, job interviews and work performance as they gain awareness of multicultural settings and the constantly changing environments of a global society.

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Terra Cotta Warrior Display

Terracotta Warriors

An army of 200 terracotta warrior replicas stands proudly guarding the Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy Campus. These warriors, created by internationally acclaimed sculptor Huo Bao Zhu, are replicas of China’s famous, unearthed Terracotta Army.

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Theatre and Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance provides students with the opportunity to develop discipline through your study, discover and refine your artistry, strengthen a connection to humanity, and enlighten and entertain through outreach. We offer undergraduate degrees in theatre, dance and theatre education. Additionally, theatre and dance performances take place throughout the year to shine a spotlight on the talents of our artists.

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W. A. Gayle Planetarium

W. A. Gayle Planetarium

Have a seat and enjoy a star-studded show at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium.  The region’s premier facility for astronomy and science education is operated by TROY for the City of Montgomery. Through a mix of live presentations and immersive multimedia experiences, we connect audiences to our ever-changing view of the universe and our place in it. We support students at all levels – from kindergarten through college – in their quest for knowledge and understanding. 

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Warriors Unearthed

Warriors Unearthed

Offering an interpretation of the history behind China’s famous terracotta warrior army, Warriors Unearthed leads explorers into an underground baulk complete with compelling videos, academic signage, interactive social media opportunities and an impressive diorama of the actual terracotta army dig site in China.

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 Troy University brings arts and culture from around the world to campus, providing students and visitors opportunities to come together to observe, celebrate, dance, sing and learn while finding inspiration and enjoying different customs. Students have countless opportunities to participate in the arts through music, theatre, and dance. Additionally, we take TROY to the world as students travel abroad to explore different cultures and perform for audiences.