Conservatory Model. Innovative Approach.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a top-ranked performing arts, visual arts and filmmaking conservatory preparing high school, undergraduate, and graduate students for professional careers in dance companies, top orchestras, themed entertainment, major motion picture companies, on Broadway, and more. Faculty with entertainment industry experience and expertise mentor gifted, wildly creative and passionate students to do what they love, and do it brilliantly. UNCSA offers the unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary artistic collaboration as the only institution in the U.S. composed of five top arts schools: Dance, Design & Production, Drama, Filmmaking, and Music.
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony nominations and wins for alumni
ranked B.F.A. drama program in the U.S. by The Hollywood Reporter
ranked in the U.S. film schools by TheWrap
The five-year Strategic Plan calls on the UNC System to achieve ambitious goals. Progress toward these goals and metrics will be achieved through the hard work and commitment of institutional leaders, faculty, and staff.
UNCSA must reach young artists from across North Carolina to serve its mission as the state’s premier professional school for the arts. To ensure that UNCSA is selecting the best and brightest student artists from North Carolina, regardless of their financial resources, scholarship support was prioritized to make up the largest pillar ($25 million) of the university’s current comprehensive campaign, which was publicly launched in 2019.
Take a 360-degree tour of each of our 16 universities, either on your desktop, laptop, phone, VR headset, or through the GEAR UP NC VR app. The GEAR UP NC VR app is the first of its kind, and the largest VR project for social good to date. This marks the first time a university system has used the technology across all of its institutions.