UNCSA schedules open houses for prospective high school and college students

UNCSA schedules open houses for prospective high school and college students
September 03
00:00 2015

Special to The Chronicle

High school and college students who are interested in careers in the arts are invited to visit the campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) for a day and discover why it is the place for exceptionally talented students to train and study, UNCSA says.

Open houses have been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, for high school programs in dance, drama, music and visual arts, and Friday, Oct. 2, for college programs in dance, design and production, drama, film and music. Online registration is required.

During the open houses, visitors will have a guided walking tour of the campus that includes movie set facades, music and dance practice rooms, and stunning performance venues and screening spaces; will meet the deans, faculty, and current students; and will talk to admissions counselors for information about how to apply.

An arts conservatory of international renown, UNCSA was the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation.  The school’s mission is unique: to train students in high school through graduate school for professional careers in the performing, visual and film and television arts. Performance is an integral part of the training program, and students, faculty and guest artists present more than 300 public performances and screenings annually.

UNCSA students study with resident master teachers who have had successful careers in the arts and who remain active in their professions. Noted guest artists frequently bring lessons directly from the contemporary arts world.

Prospective students can find links to registration forms and agendas at For questions about Open House, contact the Office of Admissions at, or 336-770-3290.

Open House attendees under 18 must arrive with a legal guardian or provide a parental/guardian signature and contact information upon check-in.

About the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is America’s first state-supported arts school, a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in dance, design and production, drama, filmmaking and music.

Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system when it was formed in 1972. For more information, visit





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