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The Hollywood Reporter ranks UNCSA School of Filmmaking No. 10 among top American film schools

The School of Filmmaking at UNCSA has been recognized by two leading publications of the film and television industry. The Hollywood Reporter (THR) ranked the school at No. 10 on its list of 25 top film schools in America (up from No. 11 in 2021), and MovieMaker magazine included UNCSA in its list of the best film schools in the U.S. and Canada, citing the school for its "Outstanding Producer Training."

The joyfully vibrant animation of "Sonata"

In their final year at UNCSA, film students collaborate on a colorful animated film called, "Sonata." Take a look at the animators' process, with insight into their chosen aesthetic and visual storytelling techniques.

School of Music alumni take top awards in Rosen-Schaffel competition
UNCSA School of Music alumni take top awards in Rosen-Schaffel Competition

Alumni from the UNCSA School of Music took first and second places at the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists held at Appalachian State University on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

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School of Dance
School of Dance

Exclusive partner of American Ballet Theatre

School of Design and Production
School of Design & Production

Preparing students for careers in theater, live and themed entertainment

School of Drama
School of Drama

Ranked among top five drama schools in the world

School of Filmmaking
School of Filmmaking

Ranked #11 top film schools in the nation

School of Music
School of Music

More than 200 performance opportunities a year

Division of Liberal Arts
Division of Liberal Arts

Educating the whole artist to think critically and collaboratively

High School
High School Academics

Exceptional value and top-tier academics that complement the arts

Summer Intensives
Summer Intensives

Hands-on experience and performance opportunities

Community Programs
Community Programs

Programs for children, high school students and adults