UA faculty, staff or students do not need to get permission for filming or photography if:
Colleges/Schools who contract with an outside production company for filming on campus should follow the procedures listed below.
All students, faculty and staff wishing to use a Unmanned Aircraft System on campus must follow the procedures listed below.
All persons wishing to film on the UA campus should fill out the Filming Request Form.
A filming request form should be submitted at least ten (10) working days prior to the planned filming.
If a college/school, department or division is using an outside production company/producer/photographer for a project, the producer/production company must sign a Location Agreement, and provide a Certificate of Insurance to UA evidencing that the producer/production company has the following insurance policies:
A Location Agreement will be sent electronically to the producer/production company after approval of the filming request.
No filming by a non-UA affiliated individual or organization can take place at UA without the execution of a Location Agreement by both the producer/production company and UA.
All persons wishing to film outdoors at UA must complete an application for a Grounds Use Permit.
A GUP should be submitted at least ten (10) working days prior to the planned filming.
A GUP is necessary for logistical purposes including avoiding scheduling conflicts with others who may also want to use the same area, ensuring that Landscaping and Grounds is notified (to clean the area, remove trash, turn off sprinklers, etc.), and informing UAPD of the filming.
The use of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), also referred to as drones, for filming at The University of Alabama will only be allowed under limited circumstances, and is highly discouraged. Policies, requirements and forms related to UAS use are posted at https://compliance.ua.edu/unmanned-aircraft-systems/
Due to UA’s proximity to the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, and two helipads, one of which serves DCH Regional Medical Center, the main campus is considered restricted airspace by the Federal Aviation Administration.
All flights of UAS are prohibited on University properties during all outside events, including but not limited to:
Questions about filming at UA or these procedures should be directed to Shane Dorrill, manager of broadcast media relations, at (205) 348-8319 or email@example.com.