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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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UNCSA alumni nominated for Helen Hayes Awards for outstanding theatre in Washington, D.C.

Several alumni of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are nominated for Helen Hayes Awards, Washington, D.C.'s equivalent of the Tony Awards for outstanding theatre, including two graduates who won awards last year.

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Spanish choreographer Goyo Montero finds UNCSA 'an island of art'

Goyo Montero's Benditos Malditos dance stretches technical and artistic range of classical ballet students with its tricks, flips and aerobatics.

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Composition student's Lullaby Project teaches immigrant mothers to sing of hopes

Graduate student Kendra Bragg Harding established the El Buen Pastor Projecto Lullaby to strengthen the bond between immigrant mothers and their children.

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Disney Imagineer shares swashbuckling adventures as a themed entertainment designer

Luc Mayrand, VP Creative for Shanghai and Hong Kong Disney resorts, shared with Design & Production students his experience as a themed entertainment designer, bringing Pirates of the Caribbean alive in China.

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UNCSA launches Choreographic Institute for Summer 2017
UNCSA launches Choreographic Institute for Summer 2017

UNCSA launches a transformative Choreographic Institute in the School of Dance this summer, led by dance luminaries Helen Pickett, Ethan Stiefel and Susan Jaffe. The two-pronged institute will foster the development of new work by established and emerging choreographers.

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UNCSA Film student wins national editing award
UNCSA Film student wins nationwide editing award

A fourth-year Film student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts has won the 2017 Student Editing Competition sponsored by American Cinema Editors (ACE).

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Full Frame: Set jobs help freshmen Film students see the big picture

The School of Film gets freshmen onto upperclassmen film sets so they can gain hands-on experience and know what a job entails for when they step into key leadership crew positions.

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February Playlist: For the Love of Love

Bassoon professor Saxton Rose's carefully selected songs explore love in its many forms - love of place, parental love and, of course, romantic love.

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UNCSA Winter Dance Concert introduces contemporary Spanish choreographer
Winter Dance concert introduces contemporary Spanish choreographer and works by icons of American dance

Works by three icons of American dance and a renowned contemporary European choreographer are on the program for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts' Winter Dance, Feb. 23-26 at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem.

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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: