The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is America’s first public arts conservatory and the only school in the U.S. composed of five arts conservatories on one campus: Dance, Drama, Design & Production, Filmmaking and Music. UNCSA trains students at the high school, undergraduate and master’s levels for professional careers in the arts. Learn more about UNCSA through features and news stories
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"Painted Love," a 2019 senior thesis film by students in the School of Filmmaking, won a Judges' Award at Joedance Film Festival, a Charlotte-based showcase for projects created in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
Students enrolling for the 2020-21 academic year at UNCSA will benefit from new programs designed to support their mental health and emotional well-being.
Funded by the NC Connect Bond Act of 2016, the renovation of UNCSA's former library space is complete, and the Semans Arts & Administration Building (SAAB) is now open.
Several UNCSA alumni are nominated for Emmy Awards in creative arts categories, and other alumni have worked on programs that are nominated as the best in their category.
The UNCSA Board of Trustees has voted to extend the terms of current officers for one year to promote continuity and stability as the university responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the last several months, three resident artists have been diligently working to create an impactful, one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience as part of the Media and Emerging Technology Lab's (METL) inaugural residency program.
UNCSA welcomes stock car racing veteran, singer/songwriter, philanthropist and sports commentator Kyle Petty to its Board of Trustees, filling a vacancy left by Peter Brunstetter, who stepped down to become interim chief operating officer of the University of North Carolina System in February 2019.
From "Wizard of Oz" to "War Dance," Cinema Studies professor Renata Jackson shares a list of films to see before joining the School of Filmmaking.
For Felipe Tristán, music is everything. The 2011 alumnus conducts and teaches with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra (BSO), the Manhattan School of Music and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.
From digital content creation to acting on New York City stages and voicing podcast characters, it's safe to say that Drama alumnus Wesley Taylor likes to stay busy.