Design & Production News & Features

Design & Production News & Features

Our news and features showcase some of the best of what students, faculty and the School of Design & Production are doing behind the scenes of UNCSA productions and beyond. From highlighted events to renowned guest artists to industry awards and accolades, there's always something to share about what's going on in the School of Design & Production.

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UNCSA 2016-2017 Highlights

A look back at some of UNCSA's highlights for students, faculty, staff and the community in the 2016-17 academic year.

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Two UNCSA alumni are nominated for Tony Awards
Two UNCSA alumni are nominated for Tony Awards

OSLO, a play written by a UNCSA alumnus, is nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Play for the writer, J.T. Rogers (Drama '90) and Best Actress for Jennifer Ehle (Drama '88). Graduates of UNCSA appeared in or worked on five additional plays that were nominated.

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Visual Artist is Presidential Scholar semifinalist
Visual Artist is Presidential Scholar semifinalist

Hunter Schafer, a visual artist who will receive her high school diploma on May 13, is a semifinalist in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Schafer is one of 722 semifinalists chosen from nearly 5,100 candidates nationwide.

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Bailey Powell
Senior Showcase: Costume designer sails into a job at Norwegian Cruise Line

Bailey Powell will be awarded a B.F.A. from the School of Design & Production with a concentration in costume design this May before moving on to a job on the high seas with Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Corinne Gregson
Visual artist embraces oils, abstraction for her senior thesis

High School Visual Arts student Corinne Gregson paints one thin layer of oil paint at a time on four oversize canvas in preparation for her senior thesis exhibit.

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UNCSA designers and technicians offer a glimpse into backstage world of arts and entertainment
UNCSA designers and technicians offer a glimpse into backstage world of arts and entertainment

Graduating seniors in the School of Design and Production (D&P) at UNCSA will present their first ever public Senior Portfolio Review from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at the Stevens Center.

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Man of Mode
In a show about fashion, fashion makes a show

"She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten." This mantra guided Costume Designer Jordan Jeffers for this spring's production of The Man of Mode and certainly helped make the show unforgettable.

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Cirque ONOD
Exclusive fellowships with Cirque du Soleil 'extend the limits of the possible' for UNCSA students

Five UNCSA students and alumni from the School of Design & Production participated this year in an immersive, one-of-a-kind fellowship experience with Cirque du Soleil.

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Two lighting designers chosen for prestigious New York portfolio review
Two lighting designers chosen for prestigious New York portfolio review

Two lighting designers in the School of Design and Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts have been chosen to participate in the prestigious 13th annual Hemsley Lighting Portfolio Review in New York.

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