Media Contact: Marla Carpenter, 336-770-3337,





WINSTON-SALEM – Do you have the talent, discipline, drive, determination – and passion – for a career as an artist? If the answer is “yes,” take a look at the state’s premier public arts conservatory, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).


The Office of Admissions at UNCSA will conduct a Spring Open House for prospective students and their families on Friday, April 1. The Open House will allow prospective applicants to experience the campus for a day and discover why UNCSA is the place for talented students to train.


Professional training programs are available in the schools of Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music.


Registration will start the day, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  An Information Fair will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  A Welcome Session will be held from 1-1:45 p.m.  At 2 p.m., prospective students will be able to visit the arts school of their choice and meet with deans, faculty members and current students.  From 3:45-5 p.m., campus tours will be offered to the prospective students and their parents.


UNCSA offers programs for high school to graduate school, depending on the particular arts discipline.  Prospective high school students should note that the state of North Carolina currently pays the full cost of attending UNCSA (tuition, fees, room and board) for all in-state students who are accepted into the high school program.


Registration is required. Prospective students may fill out the form available online at www.uncsa.edu/admissions/openhouse.htm and email the completed form as a PDF or Word attachment to openhouse@uncsa.edu.  For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu/admissions, or call 336-770-3290.


The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is located at 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem – less than a mile from historic Old Salem.


The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.