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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. 

Cherokee Collab
Fostering Collaboration: Partnership gives back to Cherokee's creative community

Actress and writer DeLanna Studi and a number of UNCSA faculty and staff, in partnership with the Kenan Institute, organized the Native American Theatre Project in Cherokee, N.C., this summer as a way to give back to and empower its creative community.

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Carolina Theatre
Then and Now: The unusual past of UNCSA's buildings

The UNCSA campus is a creative composition of repurposed buildings and gorgeous original spaces. But, like our five conservatories, they work together to create an atmosphere that is as exceptional as our artists.

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Samip Raval
ACT continues prestigious Kenan Fellowship in Directing for 2016-17 season

A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) is proud to announce the Kenan Fellowship in Directing is continuing after a successful launch in 2015. Samip Raval is the first of two fellowship recipients for the 2016-17 season.

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Creative Startups
Creative Startups brings creative entrepreneurs to Winston-Salem

Ten creative entrepreneurs, from Asheville, Atlanta, Chicago, Mexico City, Nashville, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, are competing for $50,000 in venture funding as part of Creative Startups' newest Southeastern Accelerator program in Winston-Salem.

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Fellowship broadens UNCSA grad's skills in animation

The Kenan Fellowship at WGBH was just what School of Filmmaking graduate Carinne Boord needed to continue to broaden her experience in the world of animation.

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UNCSA Foundation Board elects three new members

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation has elected three new members to its board of directors, Executive Director Cindy Liberty has announced.

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Open houses offer a glimpse into UNCSA for prospective students of exceptional talent
Open houses offer glimpse into UNCSA for prospective students of exceptional talent

High school and college students who are interested in careers in the arts are invited to visit the campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for a day and discover why it is the place for exceptionally talented students to train and study.

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Brenna Skinnon
Sunsets and Santa Fe stages set the scene for summer success

Brenna Skinnon (D&P '17) spent the summer interning with the Santa Fe Opera, finding inspiration in the beautiful American southwest.

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Fall Dance offers three world premieres and a repertory favorite
Fall Dance offers three world premieres and a repertory favorite

Three world premieres and a repertory favorite are on the program for the Fall Dance Concert at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts running Tuesday, Sept. 27, through Saturday, Oct. 1.

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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: