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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. 

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Senior Showcase: Dance grad to join the Royal Danish Ballet

Madeline Wittmann, Dance Class of 2017, will be dancing this summer in the Royal Danish Ballet, as well as auditioning for companies throughout Europe.

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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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UNCSA presents free screenings of senior films
UNCSA presents free screenings of senior films

The School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts will present 11 short films by graduating seniors in free screenings at 4 and 8 p.m. on Friday, May 5 in the theatres of ACE Exhibition Complex on the UNCSA campus.

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Eighth Blackbird ensemble mentors students

Grammy Award-winning chamber music ensemble Eighth Blackbird visited campus during spring semester, offering instruction and feedback for student composers and musicians.

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Lori Kusatzky
Senior Showcase: Drama grad lands internship with NYC casting agency

Lori Kusatzky, Drama Class of 2017, will pursue her dream of becoming a casting director in New York City after graduation.

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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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Portable Internship recipients
Inaugural Kenan Portable Internships announced

Recipients of the inaugural Kenan Portable Internship program have been announced. The new program allows students and recent alumni to design a creative, six- to ten-week-long summer internship with arts organizations or professionals.

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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: