Troy University

Troy University's tradition of teaching excellence dates to its founding on February 26, 1887 when an act of the Alabama Legislature established State Normal School, Troy as an institution to train teachers for Alabama's schools. Joseph Macon Dill was the institution's first president. In 1893, the school was renamed Troy State Normal College.

The Normal College offered extension courses for teachers and granted teaching certificates until 1929, when the State Board of Education changed the charter of the institution and renamed it Troy State Teacher’s College. That same year, the college moved to its present site and the first two buildings were dedicated: Shackelford Hall, named for Edward Madison Shackelford, president of the school from 1899-1936, and Bibb Graves, Alabama’s “education governor.” Graves is also remembered for commissioning the Olmsted Brothers architectural firm of Brookline, Massachusetts, to design the campus landscape plan.

Like many American universities, Troy State Teacher’s College enjoyed one of it most prosperous periods of growth in the years... [ Read All ]


United States

Malone 132
Phone: 334.670.3391
Fax: 334.670.3395

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Our Aims

Troy University is a public institution comprised of a network of campuses throughout Alabama and worldwide. International in scope, Troy University provides a variety of educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body in traditional, nontraditional and emerging electronic formats. Academic programs are supported by a variety of student services which promote the welfare of the individual student. Troy University's dedicated faculty and staff promote discovery and exploration of knowledge and its application to life-long success through effective teaching, service, creative partnerships, scholarship and research.  

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Location and Getting there

Troy, Alabama is located less than 50 miles south of Montgomery at the junction of U.S. Highway 231 and U.S. Highway 29. The sunny beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are just a two-hour drive from the city.

The Troy University campus is a tract of 460 acres lying chiefly in the southeastern quarter of Troy, just one mile from the heart of the city.  

Department and information about the department

The TROY Department of Art and Design has been incubating programs of study for a new breed of artists and designers. In this age of hybrid disciplines, virtual realms and new media, it has become imperative that art and design schools birth innovative methods, experiences and strategies for preparing the artists, designers and educators of tomorrow.
If you have the same sense of anticipation for the future of visual communications as we do, you may be excited to discover our fresh approach to an arts/design education at TROY. At TROY, we are realizing the future. At TROY, your future can be realized.  

Academic Staff and Description  

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Information For  International Students

The Center for International Programs at Troy University promotes international education for all students. It works to help prepare TROY students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be responsible and concerned citizens in the 21st century. It actively supports international students attending TROY by providing counseling, orientation programs, travel opportunities, assistance with visas and other governmental requirements.  


Student Life

The Division of Student Affairs provides services and support for students on a residential campus, assuring a wide range of opportunities for a diverse student population. Through Students Affairs, TROY seeks to prepare students for full citizenship in a global community, at work, at play, in fellowship, and in personal development.

The Student Affairs staff is also responsible for operating facilities, running businesses, supporting programs, and providing cost-effective services to meet the needs of the campus. As good stewards of the resources at TROY, the staff strives to respond to changing interests and provide valuable services.  


How To Apply

The TROY Department of Art and Design is very interested in seeking and reviewing the portfolios of applicants for the various programs of study. Initially, you will need to meet university admission standards according to the Office of Admissions.  

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111 Adams Administration Building
Troy, Alabama 36082