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News & Features

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. 

Costumes for Brenner
Costume students share Halloween magic with Brenner Children's Hospital

Costume Design and Costume Technology students captured the spirt of Halloween by making special costumes for kids at Brenner Children's Hospital this fall.

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After The Fall
Go behind the scenes with "After The Fall" makeup application

Students in the School of Design & Production's Wig and Makeup Design program prep UNCSA Drama actors for their roles in "After The Fall."

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2016 Creative Startups Accelerator Participants
Kenan Institute helps create momentum for creative startups

By providing support for Creative Startups' Southeastern Accelerator in Winston-Salem, the Kenan Institute hopes to broaden the mindset of the city's business community and build a more sustainable arts ecosystem, on a local, regional and national level.

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Nutcracker to showcase acclaimed guest dancers
Nutcracker to showcase acclaimed guest dancers Megan LeCrone and Martin Harvey during 50th year anniversary

UNCSA's beloved production of The Nutcracker will showcase guest dancers Megan LeCrone performing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Martin Harvey as the Cavalier Prince for two evening performances on Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, December 15.

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School of Filmmaking makes the scene at Austin Film Festival
School of Filmmaking makes the scene at Austin Film Festival

The School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts will be well represented at this month's Austin Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

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Medical Wigs
Hair with a heart: Students build wigs for clients with cancer, brain tumors

Students in the School of Design and Production's Wig and Makeup program are taking part in an initiative to build wigs for patients at Novant Health with hair loss from radiation treatment and chemotherapy.

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2016 Kenan Interns at Spoleto
Kenan interns gain invaluable experience, exposure at Spoleto

UNCSA alumna Mariah Pepper Berkowitz and senior Liam Lewis-Marlow were two of the 2016 Kenan interns at Spoleto Festival USA, one of the premier performing arts festivals in the country.

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Muddy Creek Cafe
Startup Accelerator finalists include UNCSA alumnus, Kenan Institute Lab member

Winners of the 2016 Creative Startups Accelerator, announced by The Center for Creative Economy, have strong connections to the Kenan Institute for the Arts, UNCSA and Winston-Salem.

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TaWanna Archia receives Governor’s Award for Excellence
TaWanna Archia receives Governor's Award for Excellence

TaWanna Archia, a staff member at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is the recipient of the North Carolina Governor's Award for Excellence, the highest honor a staff member can receive.

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Best College out of 705
Student-Faculty Ratio
Film School in the Country
Best Values in Small College in Nation
Dollars in aid distributed to students
Alumni Stories
From backstage and into the limelight, our graduates are making their mark in the world as professional artists and creators, each in their own original way. We couldn’t be more proud.
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: