UNCSA Admissions


UNCSA Admissions

Applying to UNCSA is different from applying to a traditional university. Because we are an arts conservatory, we conduct auditions and interviews with all applicants. We believe it's the best way to evaluate young artists' true artistic gifts and professional potential.

Explore our program offerings:

High School Degree

The schools of Dance, Design & Production, Drama and Music provide high school degree programs.

Undergraduate - Bachelor of Arts (B.F.A.)

The schools of Dance, Design & Production, Drama, Filmmaking and Music provide B.F.A. programs.

Graduate - Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

The schools of Design & Production, Filmmaking and Music provide M.F.A. programs.

Post-Graduate Certificate

The School of Music provides a post-graduate professional artist certificate in a variety of instruments. 


Select your School Below

At UNCSA, you apply for admission to a specific program in one of our five conservatories. Each conservatory and degree level has its own admissions process and requirements.

UNCSA flag with Winston-Salem skyline in the background. 

Visit Our Campus

America's first public conservatory, UNCSA is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Known as the City of Arts and Innovation, Winston-Salem is a flourishing arts community – and the ideal conservatory location.