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 submit a video audition for the Drama faculty.

Live auditions will not take place on-campus or off-campus for Fall 2022 applicants. 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 made after all auditions based on a combination of your artistic and academic merits.

Application Deadline

In order to be reviewed for admission - the application, video audition, fee and all required documents must be submitted by:

Application Deadlines:

January 19, 2022 (11:59 pm)
March 1, 2022 (11:59 pm)

After submitting your application and application fee, you can submit and upload materials.

The January date is not an "early decision date." Final decisions may not be made until all applications are reviewed and evaluated.

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 listed application deadline.

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