TROY is Alabama's Most International University
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.