UNA Pressroom

Cinematic Arts And Theatre Joins School Of The Arts

Aug. 30, 2019

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, AL - This fall, Cinematic Arts and Theatre has joined the list of programs being offered through the School of the Arts. Formerly part of the Communications Department as well as the Entertainment Industry Department, this newly consolidated program will allow UNA students to take full advantage of the academic and structural resources provided through the School of the Arts.

Michael Johnson, assistant professor of cinematic arts, said the move will only help enhance the educational environment for students.

"The opportunity for a collaborative future under one roof with theatre is a gift," he said. "We're really excited about the prospect of a BFA program, future accreditation, and an enhanced curriculum to prepare our students for their careers. We're unstoppable together. It's a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind program with real national recognition. I'm inspired by the possibilities, and I know our students will be, too."

The University of North Alabama Cinematic Arts and Theatre program will support a rich diversity of creative and technical pursuits in acting, stage design, and digital film production.

The program boasts award-willing faculty, with extensive experience, who mentor the development of each students' distinctive creative voice. Alumni from the program have gone on to have distinguished creative careers throughout the country.

For more on the program, visit una.edu/schoolofthearts

About The School of the Arts at The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama School of the Arts, or SOTA, within the College of Arts and Sciences, offers degree concentrations from the departments of Music, Visual Arts and Desigh, Cinematic Arts program, and Theatre program. SOTA provides a valuable arts education to student to reach their personal goals. The school encourages a diverse, collaborative environment fostering inclusion and is committed to promoting a greater artistic community.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/