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. 

Oslo is keeping UNCSA alum J.T. Rogers busy during New York theatre awards season
J.T. Rogers' "Oslo" is keeping him busy during New York theatre awards season

Alumnus J.T. Rogers' critically acclaimed play Oslo has won four Lucille Lortel Awards and an Outer Critics Circle Award and is nominated for seven Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards.

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Young actors in UNCSA outreach program present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

Local celebrities including Mayor Allen Joines, WFDD's David Ford and WXII's Lanie Pope join young actors on stage for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," presented by Acting Out, the School of Drama outreach program at UNCSA.

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4 reasons "Putnam County Spelling Bee" is making a buzz

Performed on UNCSA's campus June 2-4, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will be the first-ever musical featuring students in the Acting out! program.

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UNCSA School of Filmmaking's innovative virtual reality curriculum sparks collaboration with industry leaders
Film School's innovative curriculum sparks collaboration with industry leaders

Virtual reality (VR) is the new frontier in immersive entertainment, and the School of Filmmaking at UNCSA is among its pioneers, developing innovative curriculum that has gotten the attention of industry giants like Facebook-owned Oculus, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Radiant Images, and Technicolor.

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Senior Showcase: High School Drama grad lands spot in competitive college program

2017 High School drama graduate Jackson Pelz becomes part of the 5% accepted to the UNCSA's School of Drama college program.

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Disney executive advises graduates to reject fear and embrace failure
Disney executive advises graduates to reject fear and embrace failure

A highly successful executive in a renowned Fortune 100 company told UNCSA graduates to embrace failure, but reject fear. Nancy Seruto, creative show studio executive with Walt Disney Imagineering, spoke to 245 graduates at the University's 51st annual commencement.

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May Playlist: Tunes to celebrate the spring season

What better way to trumpet in Spring's arrival than with music about spring. Ron Rudkin, director of the UNCSA Jazz program and music theory teacher, says so long weary, dreary winter!

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Creative Startups 2017 Applications
Apply to Creative Startups Winston-Salem to compete for up to $75,000 in funding

Creative Startups Winston-Salem is now accepting applications for its 2017 Accelerator program, which offers creative entrepreneurs assistance with developing business models and identifying funding.

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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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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.