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Registration is Now Open

WINSTON-SALEM – Students considering careers in the arts are invited to register for Fall Open House at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).

As the state’s premier arts conservatory, UNCSA offers professional training in dance, design & production (including visual arts), drama, filmmaking and music. High school, undergraduate and graduate programs vary by arts school.

Each of the five arts schools will hold an Open House:

  • Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 - School of Filmmaking
  • Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 - School of Dance and the Visual Arts Program
  • Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 - School of Design & Production
  • Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 - School of Drama
  • Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 - School of Music

Open House allows prospective applicants and their parents to experience the campus for a day and discover why UNCSA is the place for talented students. It is a chance to see each arts school, up-close and personal – meet the deans, faculty, and current students.

Because of construction on campus, each of the Open Houses will begin at UNCSA’s Welcome Center and will include information fairs. Agendas are to be announced.

Online registration is required. Prospective students can find links to registrations forms for each Open House at www.uncsa.edu/admissions/openhouse.htm. For questions about the Open House or registration, contact the UNCSA Office of Admissions at openhouse@uncsa.edu, or 336-770-3290.

Parents are strongly encouraged to accompany Open House attendees who are under 18. If the parent or guardian cannot attend, the participant must present at check-in a permission note that includes the parent or guardian’s contact information and signature. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu/admissions.

UNCSA Admissions is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/UNCSA-Admissions/162923997120967

 As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. World-renowned conductor and educator John Mauceri became Chancellor of UNCSA in 2006. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.