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High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Design and Production

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UNCSA has been life-changing for me. I have realized just how much of an effect it’s had on my growth overall, and the school is so much a part of who I am and how I relate to people.
Paul TazewellB.F.A Costume Design and Technology ’86

Is the School of Design & Production right for you?

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Comprehensive Training
Unlike other schools that incorporate design and production within a department, ours is an independent conservatory with an innovative curriculum in all aspects of modern stagecraft.
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Unrivaled Curriculum
Pursue your passion through 150+ courses in design and production. Learn the history of your craft and the cutting-edge technologies reshaping the industry.
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Industry Connections
Resident faculty are active industry professionals with extensive networks. Every year, they bring numerous guest artists representing the biggest entertainment companies in the world to interact with students on real-world projects.
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Prepare for the Road Ahead
UNCSA’s transformative conservatory experience will prepare you for the road ahead. With a 98% job placement rate, you will gain a profoundly creative, hands-on and dynamic education to prepare you for your professional career.
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Costume Design programs in the world—The Hollywood Reporter

Scene designers set the stage for opera

Students in the scene design program at UNCSA create a memorable experience for audience members as they meticulously craft the visual architecture of the stage for performances. Learn how two students and their peers brought opera to life this year in this look behind the scenes.

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