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News & Features

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the state’s unique professional school for the performing, visual and moving image arts, training students at the high school, undergraduate and master’s levels for professional careers in the arts. Learn more about UNCSA through these features and news stories. 

UNCSA School of Filmmaking among top ten film schools, according to leading news organization
UNCSA School of Filmmaking among top ten film schools, according to leading news organization

The School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is ranked No. 10 on a list of the nation's top 50 film schools by The Wrap, an award-winning news organization covering the business of entertainment and media.

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UNCSA presents free screening of student films
UNCSA presents free screening of student films

The School of Filmmaking at UNCSA presents a free screening of nine short films created by students during the 2015-16 school year at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 in Main Theatre of ACE Exhibition Complex.

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Sundance
School of Filmmaking makes the scene at Sundance 2017

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is making the scene at the Sundance Film Festival, with 15 films that feature alumni work, an alumnus as juror, another as a Women at Sundance Fellow, and an official panel discussion with leaders from the virtual reality entertainment industry hosted by Film Dean Susan Ruskin.

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Six faculty members receive Excellence in Teaching Awards
Six faculty members receive Excellence in Teaching Awards

Six faculty members are recipients of Teaching Excellence Awards at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Provost David J. English has announced.

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New Year
January Playlist: Inspiration for a new year

Music to kickstart your new year, chosen by UNCSA saxophone faculty member Robert Young.

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UNCSA's Fletcher Opera Institute presents Florencia en el Amazonas
UNCSA's Fletcher Opera Institute presents Florencia en el Amazonas

Inspired by the magical realism of the novel "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Florencia en el Amazonas (Florence in the Amazon) will be presented by the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on Feb. 3, 5 and 7.

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UNCSA's 2016 Nutcracker generates $625,000 in net revenue
UNCSA's 2016 Nutcracker generates $625,000 in net revenue

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts' 2016 production of The Nutcracker was another blockbuster, earning approximately $625,000 in net revenue.

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Quintet
UNCSA music students dominate statewide competition

Musicians from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts dominated the 2016 state competition of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). A quintet and three soloists earned top honors and are headed to the South Division competition at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Renowned Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to perform at UNCSA

The renowned Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center returns to UNCSA this month to perform music by Johannes Brahms and Gabriel Faure.

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Alumni Stories
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UNCSA In the News
Sheila Ewing, wife of former UNCSA chancellor, dies at 76

Winston-Salem Journal, Nov. 4, 2015
Sheila Cobb Ewing, the wife of former N.C. School of the Arts Chancellor Alex Ewing, died Tuesday. She was 76... Read More


Panel discussion to feature leaders of Salem College, UNC School of the Arts

Innovation Quarter News, Nov. 4, 2015
The leaders of Salem College and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts will talk about the value, current state and future role of liberal arts education on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Wake Forest Biotech Place in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter... Read More


UNCSA presents “the perfect Broadway musical”

Camel City Dispatch, Nov. 3, 2015
The “perfect Broadway musical” comes to Winston-Salem when the University of North Carolina School of the Arts presents The Drowsy Chaperone, a send-up of Jazz-age shows of the 1920s... Read More


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Our Arts Conservatories

The students, instructors and alumni of our five arts conservatories are what keep the buzz going about the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Find out more about each of our art schools: