Imagine Life Here

Imagine yourself at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, home to an immensely talented and tight-knit community of artists fully engaged in the creative life. Visit our gorgeous 79-acre campus in Winston-Salem, NC and experience what it feels like when aspiring professional artists — dancers, visual artists, musicians, actors and filmmakers —are doing what they love and committed to their discipline. 

Meet Your Mentor

This is the top reason to attend a conservatory of the arts — working one-on-one with professional musicians, directors, sculptors and veteran actors who believe in your potential as an artist. The UNCSA conservatory experience  pairs you with artistic and professional mentors who will challenge you, inspire you and push you to explore the limits of your creativity.

Join the Community

School spirit looks a little different at UNCSA. You won’t find any football stadiums or fraternity houses here. Instead, you’ll find a brilliantly eclectic mix of young artists who are serious about their art without being cutthroat. Admissions to UNCSA is highly competitive, but once you’re in, you’re a member of the family. Not only will you forge intense bonds with the fellow artists and faculty in your particular school, but you’ll make amazing new friends — wildly gifted, a little quirky and loyal to the end — from across campus and around the world.

Perform & Explore the Community

Winston-Salem deserves its title as the City of Arts and Innovation. As a UNCSA student, you’ll be an active participant in Winston-Salem’s vibrant visual and performing arts community. You might enjoy a Gallery Hop in the downtown Arts District or take in a film at a/perture Cinema on Fourth Street. You’ll gain inspiration from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and Reynolda House Museum of American Art. There are huge benefits to studying and living the arts in a charming and cultured Southern town like Winston-Salem.

In addition, explore opportunities to travel and study abroad and experience the arts on a global level.

Visit, Audition & Apply

Enough imagining — plan your campus visit and experience the excitement of UNCSA for yourself. When you’re ready, learn more about the audition and application process for each of our five conservatories.