The University of North Carolina School of the Arts provides gifted emerging artists with the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to excel in their disciplines and in their lives, and it serves and enriches the cultural and economic prosperity of the people of North Carolina and the nation. UNCSA is the state's unique professional school for the performing, visual and moving image arts, training students at the high school, undergraduate and master’s levels for professional careers in the arts.
Committed to an idea of art that combines craft, imagination, passion and intellect, the faculty work with students in a residential setting to create an educational community that is intimate, demanding and performance-centered. Learning is enriched by access to an academic program responsive to a conservatory curriculum, research and creative opportunities in the arts, student life programs and support, dedicated staff, outstanding facilities, community service activities, guest artists and teachers, and distinguished alumni. Students emerge transformed, poised to become leaders and creators in their chosen fields.
Founded by an act of the North Carolina legislature to be both an educational institution and a resource enhancing the cultural life of the State of North Carolina and the region, UNCSA offers numerous public performances, both on and off campus, community education in the arts, and faculty and student lectures and workshops. The School collaborates with educational, cultural, civic, business, and other partners to promote the universal importance and innovative impact of the arts to our society.
The bulletin is published annually and provides the basic information you will need to know about the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. It includes admission standards and requirements, tuition and other costs, sources of financial aid, the rules and regulations that govern student life, and the School’s matriculation requirements. It is your responsibility to know this information and to follow the rules and regulations as they are published in this bulletin. The School reserves the right to make changes in tuition, curriculum, rules and regulations and in other areas as deemed necessary.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.