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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. 

New Faculty 2016
UNCSA welcomes record 1,305 students and several new faculty members

Classes are under way at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, with enrollment at an all-time high, two new M.F.A. programs in the School of Filmmaking, and several new faculty members on board.

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Roxanna Peykamian
Tour Life: Filmmaking student spends summer on the road with Drum Corps International

Roxanna Peykamian (Filmmaking '19) spent her summer on the road, touring with Carolina Crown as their social media manager, photographer and videographer.

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Alumna Rebecca Nussbaum will help UNCSA students build bridges to professional careers
Alumna Rebecca Nussbaum will help UNCSA students build bridges to professional careers

Rebecca Nussbaum, a 1997 graduate of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, has been hired in the new position of Director of Career Development and Community Engagement.

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THR Ranking
School of Filmmaking again ranked among country's best programs

The School of Filmmaking at UNCSA is once again among the nation's best film schools, according to The Hollywood Reporter, a prestigious voice of the entertainment industry.

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UNCSA Faculty & Staff share their #FirstSevenJobs

From retail sales to kitchen duty, faculty and staff held memorable jobs along the way to UNCSA.

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Safiya behind camera
Partnership Aims to Diversify Pipeline to Filmmaking Careers

A year ago, Destini Riley and Safiya Gallaghan had never even heard of the UNCSA School of Filmmaking, even though the program ranks among the top in the nation. For the two teenagers from Durham, the esteemed film school -- just a straight shot across Interstate 40 -- might as well have been located on another continent.

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Carl Forsman
Carl Forsman to step down as Dean of Drama after 2016-17 school year

UNCSA School of Drama Dean Carl Forsman has informed Chancellor Lindsay Bierman that he will step down at the end of this academic year, which will be his fifth and final year as Dean.

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UNCSA Board of Trustees elects new officers

The Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts has elected new officers. Michael Tiemann of Chapel Hill was elected chair. Ralph Womble of Winston-Salem was elected vice chair, and Erna Womble of Winston-Salem was re-elected secretary/treasurer.

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Stevens Center design
Students lend spark of imagination to Stevens Center entertainment design project

Students in the School of Design & Production explore themed entertainment to offer a fresh look for the Stevens Center with the help of Chancellor Bierman and a Disney Imagineer.

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Best College out of 736
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: