Students come to the School of Design & Production with a passion for their art – and they leave equipped to live that passion in the professional world. There’s no better marker of the success of our program, and no greater source of pride, than the achievements of our alumni. From lighting the stages of Broadway to working with international audio-visual companies, our graduates leave their mark on the world.
They work as make-up artists, stage managers, prop designers, sound engineers, lighting technicians and more in some of the most prestigious and well-known institutions across the globe – on Broadway, on television, on film and beyond. Our alums have worked with world-renowned organizations like Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Berkeley Ballet Theatre, Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre and The Walt Disney Company.
Visual Arts student Sadie Cornette Cook (HS '16) says UNCSA gave her portfolio the edge over applicants to Yale and other art schools.
Alumnus and Disney Imagineer Nathaniel Gearhart shares how UNCSA prepared him for his dream job bringing magic alive in Disney Parks and Resorts.
Visual arts alumnus Connor Matz blends together his love of fashion and art as the visual director for Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store in Manhattan.
Elizabet Puksto graduated from the High School Visual Arts and undergraduate Scene Design programs. Now, she does varied projects in film, commercial, music video and theater.
"Everything is about the connections with the people, just as much as it is the education," says Technical Direction alumnus Mark Gentry of his time at UNCSA.
Scenic Technology alumna Bridget Katzanek shares how attending the UNCSA School of Design and Production helped her to discover her path.
Walker White returned to campus less than a year after graduation to connect with current students at the annual D&P Job Fair, and to share his journey with NETworks.
"I don't know how, but when I grow up, I want to make things that connect people like this," said D&P alumnus Ryan Wineinger after his first visit to Walt Disney World.