April 19, 2013/For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Lauren Whitaker, 336-734-2891, whitakerl@uncsa.edu



(Winston-Salem) For the first time in the school’s history, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will offer academic courses for credit during the summer. Offered in two sessions – May 28 to June 28 and July 1 to Aug. 2 – the courses offer three academic credits that may be transferred to other colleges and universities.

The academic courses are being offered in addition to arts intensives in dance, drama, filmmaking, music, stage combat and visual arts.

UNCSA’s recent shift from a three-term school year to a two-semester school year provided greater flexibility in the calendar, according to Associate Provost David English. “We feel it’s a benefit to our students who can address some of their liberal arts requirements during a less-intensive period of time,” he said. “And it is a service to local students who are home from other colleges and universities. They can take a few courses without incurring housing costs.”

Courses are offered in English, Italian, humanities, psychology, philosophy, literature and more. For a complete list and course descriptions, go to  http://www.uncsa.edu/summersession/collegecredit.htm.

The cost for North Carolina residents is $605 per three-credit course, and for non-residents, the cost is $1937 per course. The application can be filled out online, printed and mailed with a check or money order for the $25 application fee. The application is available at http://www.uncsa.edu/summersession/Summer2013/Summer%20School%20Application%202013.pdf.

The application deadline is May 1.


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. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.