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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. 

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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Fletcher Opera Institute presents Ariadne auf Naxos
Fletcher Opera Institute presents Ariadne auf Naxos

Highly sought-after conductor and music educator David Effron and alumna Sarah Labiner appear as guest artists in A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute's upcoming comedic opera-within-an-opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60.

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Two UNCSA visual artists win national awards in Scholastic Arts competition
Two UNCSA visual artists win national awards in Scholastic Arts competition

Two high school seniors in the Visual Arts Program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts have won national medals in The Scholastic Arts competition.

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Winston-Salem Light project explores
Winston-Salem Light Project examines "Reflections on Time"

"Reflections on Time," the 2017 Winston-Salem Light Project (WSLP), is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, April 4-8 at Merschel Plaza, located at the intersection of Fourth and Trade Streets in downtown Winston-Salem.

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Joseph Mills receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence
UNCSA's Joseph Mills receives UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence

Joseph Mills of the Liberal Arts faculty is a recipient of the 2017 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence. He is one of 17 faculty members - one from each of the UNC campuses - chosen to receive a $12,500 stipend, a commemorative bronze medallion, and recognition at commencement exercises.

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RiverRun International Film Festival teems with UNCSA student and alumni work
RiverRun International Film Festival teems with work by UNCSA students and alumni

Work by several students and alumni of UNCSA will be screened at RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem from March 30 to April 9.

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2016 AMFS Kenan Fellows
Kenan Fellows at Aspen Music Festival and School receive unparalleled experience

Through its support of the Kenan Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts makes it possible for young musicians from North Carolina to learn from and perform alongside some of the world's most revered classical musicians.

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UNCSA wins inernational and national marketing awards
UNCSA wins national and international marketing awards

Advertising and marketing materials for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts have won national awards from Higher Education Marketing Report and international awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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Registration is underway for UNCSA Summer programs
Registration is underway for UNCSA summer programs

As part of its mission, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) serves and enriches the cultural and economic prosperity of the people of North Carolina and the nation through its community and summer programs.

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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: