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


ON OCT. 14


WINSTON-SALEM – High school and college students considering careers in the arts are invited to register for Fall Open House at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) on Friday, Oct. 14.

As the state’s premier arts conservatory, UNCSA offers professional training in dance, design & production (including visual arts), drama, filmmaking and music. High school, undergraduate and graduate programs vary by arts school.

Open House allows prospective students and their parents to experience campus for a day, and to learn more about their particular arts school of interest.

Photo by Donald Dietz
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The day begins with check in from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants can attend an information fair with exhibits, tour the campus, and attend information sessions. The sessions will run concurrently every half hour, with topics including parent questions and answers and the application process. From 2 to 4 p.m., visitors can attend a program by one of the individual arts schools.

Online registration is required. Prospective students can fill out a registration form at http://uncsaopenhouse2011.eventbrite.com/. For questions about the registration form, contact the UNCSA Office of Admissions at openhouse@uncsa.edu, or 336-770-3290.

Parents are strongly encouraged to accompany Open House attendees who are under 18. If the parent or guardian cannot attend, the participant must present at check-in a permission note that includes the parent or guardian’s contact information and signature. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu/admissions.

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. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.