Media Contact: Marla Carpenter, 336-770-3337, carpem@uncsa.edu




WINSTON-SALEM – With spring on the way, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is now enrolling for its annual Summer Session, which runs June 19-July 15 this year. Four-week programs will be offered in Dance and Filmmaking, and shorter programs will be available in Visual Arts, Music, and Drama, including a special program in Stage Combat.


Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as program and residence hall space is limited. The costs for tuition, fees and room and board vary by session. For more information, contact Admissions, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127; e-mail admissions@uncsa.edu; or visit the School’s website at www.uncsa.edu/summersession. The telephone number is 336-770-3290.


The School of Dance is offering Summer Dance for students who have completed the sixth grade and are at least 12 years old. It provides intensive training in classical ballet, contemporary dance, and a wide range of dance-related subjects with an internationally recognized faculty at one of the finest professional dance training centers in the world. A live or video audition is required for this program; see the website for details. This is a four-week program, June 19-July 15.


The School of Drama is offering sessions in both Acting and Stage Combat. The Acting program introduces students to the craft and technique of professional training for theatre, film and television. It is a three-week program, June 19-July 8, for students at least 15 years old who have completed the ninth grade.


UNCSA, working in conjunction with the Society of American Fight Directors and its National Stage Combat Workshop, have created one of the foremost stage combat training programs in the United States. Students of the introductory-level classes must be at least 15 years old and have completed the ninth grade. For Basic and Advanced programs, students must be at least 18 years old and have completed high school. The Stage Combat program is three weeks in length, June 19-July 8.


The School of Filmmaking is offering sessions for Rising Filmmakers (with no previous experience) and Advanced Filmmakers. Students will have the opportunity to learn the creative and technical methods of moviemaking. It is for those who are rising 10th-, 11th-, or 12th-grade students or rising college freshmen. This is a four-week program, June 19-July 15.


The School of Music is offering a variety of options in its Summer Music program. The String Chamber Music Institute is offered as a three-week session, June 19-July 9. Also available are three-week workshops in Voice and Composition/Music Technology (June 19-July 8), two-week workshops in Guitar and Piano (June 26-July 8), and one-week workshops in Bassoon, Oboe, Saxophone and Trumpet (June 19-24) and Double Bass and Percussion (June 26-July 1).


The School of Design and Production is offering a summer program in Visual Arts for high school and college students (at least 14 years old). Students will explore the field of visual arts with intensive classes in drawing, design, and sculpture. Studio classes will be complemented with field trips. This is a three-week program, June 19-July 8.


Students of all programs in UNCSA’s Summer Session will train with distinguished professionals from around the globe, including members of each school’s regular faculty and special guest artists. Students may also receive appropriate high school or college credit.


The daily schedule of classes, workshops and rehearsals is complemented by a full slate of available extracurricular activities, ranging from dances to weekend trips.


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.