The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, located in Winston‐Salem (“The City of the Arts”), was the first state‐supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston‐Salem in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,200 students from middle school through graduate school train for careers in the arts. The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. The chancellor, deans, and faculty work with students in a residential setting to create an educational community that is intimate, demanding, and performance‐centered. Learning is enriched by access to an academic program responsive to a conservatory curriculum. Founded to be both an educational institution and a resource enhancing the cultural life of the state of North Carolina and the Southeast, UNCSA offers numerous public performances, on‐ and off‐campus, as well as community education in the arts.
UNCSA is the sole arts conservatory among the seventeen campuses affiliated with the UNC system, and offers majors in Dance, Design & Production, Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive artistic and educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender‐identity backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests align with this commitment.
Established in 1993, the School of Filmmaking combines rigorous professional training with unparalleled facilities, equipment and resources. The program’s mission is to train talented students for professional careers in the film and television industries and stresses the collaborative nature of filmmaking in a rigorous conservatory atmosphere. The School of Filmmaking’s goal is to produce the “complete” filmmaker – a storyteller of unusual vision who knows how to use and value the components of the filmmaking arts. We offer BFA concentrations in animation, cinematography, directing, picture editing & sound design, producing, production design, and screenwriting; we offer MFA concentrations in creative producing, film music composition, and screenwriting as well.