Founded: In 1963 and opened in 1965, established by the N.C. General Assembly
Mission: To train students for professional careers in the arts
Status: Public, coeducational, one of the 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina
Campus: 74 acres in Winston-Salem, N.C., near Old Salem, a national tourist attraction. Accessible by interstates 40, 85 and 77. Twenty minutes from Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.
Accreditation: The high school academic program is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Both are accreditation divisions of AdvancED.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts college programs are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the 4 year arts certificate, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and the professional artists certificate. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of UNCSA.
Calendar: Two terms (fall and spring), August to May. Also a Summer Session.
Schools: Five – Dance, Design and Production (includes a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music – plus High School and Undergraduate Academic Programs.
Enrollment (Fall 2014): total 1,223 including 265 high school/middle school, 852 undergraduate, 104 graduate, and 2 special.
Student Profile (Fall 2014): 664 in-state and 559 out-of-state; from 66 NC counties and 46 states excluding NC and DC; 8 international students (from territories and foreign countries); 216 in Dance, 301 in D&P (including 38 in Visual Arts), 125 in Drama, 325 in Filmmaking, and 256 in Music; 640 females and 583 males.
Faculty Profile (Fall 2014): 140 full-time, 40 part-time as well as many notable guest artists each year.
Student/Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Tuition and Fees (2014-2015):
High school: $1,184 (in-state commuter); $2,253 (in-state on-campus) $15,069 (out-of-state)
Undergraduate: $8,363 (in-state); $23,733 (out-of-state)
Graduate: $9,889 (in-state); $22,696 (out-of-state)
Housing: Eight residence halls -- six for college students, two for high school students. Also offering an on-campus student apartment complex and an off-campus student apartment complex within walking distance.
Facilities: Eleven performance and screening spaces comparable to the best in the industry.
State-Authorized Appropriation (as of August 31, 2012): $25.3 million
Endowment (balance as of June 30, 2012, UNCSA and UNCSA Foundation): $31.1 million
Degrees, Diplomas Awarded:
Dance – High School Diploma (8th-12th grades), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), College Arts
Design and Production – B.F.A., College Arts Diploma, Master of Fine Arts (three years)
Drama – High School Diploma (12th grade only), B.F.A., College Arts Diploma
Filmmaking – B.F.A., College Arts Diploma, M.F.A. (two years)
Music – High School Diploma (10th-12th grades), Bachelor of Music, College Arts Diploma, Master of Music (two years), Performing Arts Certificate (one year)
Visual Arts – High School Diploma (11th & 12th grades)
For more statistical information about the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, please click on the following links.
High school statistics: http://www.uncsa.edu/institutionalresearch/HSFactbook.pdf
College statistics: http://www.uncsa.edu/institutionalresearch/Factbook.pdf