High School Drama Admissions

The UNCSA School of Drama High School program is a one-year intensive course of study for 12th graders only. In addition to your online application and required documents, you will audition in person with the Drama faculty. Acceptance is limited to rising high school seniors who demonstrate artistic potential, academic readiness and social maturity.

The high school program is designed for North Carolina residents and a limited number of nonresident students. Admission decisions are based on a combination of your artistic and academic merits.

Deadlines & Audition Dates 

Applications Submitted & Fee Received By

 

Available Audition Dates (by invitation only)

January 15, 2019 11:59 p.m.

New York City
Sunday, January 27, 2019

NYC Audition Location: 
Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Ave. @ 36th St. – Room 16 R (16th Floor)
NYC, NY 10018 
Ph 212-643-9985

Chicago
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Chicago Audition Location:
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Dr. – Room Picasso (West Tower)
Chicago, IL 60601
312-565-1234

March 25, 2019 11:59 p.m.

UNCSA Campus
Saturday, April 6, 2019

On Campus Audition Location:
Report to Studio 634, Workplace Building
Parking Lot B1670 Ehle Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

 April 1, 2019 11:59 p.m.

UNCSA Campus
Saturday, April 13, 2019

On Campus Audition Location:
Report to Studio 634, Workplace Building
Parking Lot B1670 Ehle Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

April 8, 2019 11:59 p.m.

UNCSA Campus
Saturday, April 20, 2019 

On Campus Audition Location:
Report to Studio 634, Workplace Building
Parking Lot B1670 Ehle Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Choice of audition dates depends on when you complete your online application and submit your required application documents. More choices of audition dates will be available to you the earlier you apply. Audition availability after the posted deadlines have passed is not guaranteed.

Admissions Criteria

GPA & Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.3 (C+), no more than one failing grade in the previous year's work and no more than two failing grades in their overall coursework.

Completed Application, Fees & Required Documents

1. Complete the online application.

2. Pay your Application Fee: $95 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, $130 for international applicants. Application fees are non-refundable.

Payment Options

  • Online: Follow payment instructions at the end of the application.
  • Check or Money Order (through a U.S. bank): Make payable to "UNCSA" and include your full legal name. Mail your payment and fully legible name of the applicant to the Office of Admissions.
  • International Applicants: Use Flywire to pay your application fee online through an international bank or pay by check or money order through a U.S. bank as listed above.

3. Upload all Required Application Documents by your application materials deadline above prior to your scheduled audition.

Please note: If you are applying to two different UNCSA art schools (Music, Drama, Design & Production/Visual Arts and Dance) you will need to complete a second application and pay a second application fee.

 

Bill Poole
Drama Admissions Counselor

I am here to help guide you through the admissions process for the School of Drama. Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact Bill