School of Design & Production - UNCSA

School of Design & Production

School of Design & Production

One of the top theatrical design and production schools in the world, the School of Design & Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts delivers a profoundly creative, hands-on immersion in the behind-the-scenes magic of live theatre. Some schools bundle design and production courses under a generalist Theatre Studies degree. When you attend UNCSA, you get a stand-alone conservatory dedicated to rigorous professional training in every aspect of modern stagecraft: costume design and technology, wig and makeup design, scene design, sound design, stage management and more. Gain invaluable experience working on countless UNCSA productions a year — from ballet to opera to theatre — inside 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art production space.

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Welcome from Dean Michael Kelley
Michael Kelley

Welcome from the UNCSA School of Design and Production. My name is Michael J. Kelley, Dean and alum of Design and Production, and I encourage you to make yourself at home as you explore the multitude of disciplines UNCSA has offered for over five decades. I believe that your natural gifts, combined with an education from the School of Design and Production at UNCSA, will propel you to the very highest levels.

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The project aims to transform spaces in downtown Winston-Salem to illuminate the relationships among the city, art and life.

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Relationships of all kinds are fodder for 'The Women' at UNCSA

The Winston-Salem Journal special correspondent Bill Cissna reviews "The Women." “The Women” features a large and multi-faceted cast of females from several classes of the drama department.

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The Magical Man of the Cloth

Greensboro's O.Henry Magazine profiles director of costume design and technology Bill Brewer. 

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Industry Connections

The number of alumni from the School of Design & Production employed in their chosen profession is truly remarkable, approaching 100 percent. Graduates can be found throughout a number of industries including:

Alumni Stories
There’s no better marker of the success of our program, and no greater source of pride, than the achievements of our alumni.
Design & Production News
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