The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina and is North Carolina's only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional development of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is offered in Dance, Design & Production, Drama and Filmmaking. UNC School of the Arts also offers a Bachelor of Music degree.
A Master of Music degree is offered as well as the Masters of Fine Arts in Design & Production and Film Music Composition.
A high school diploma is offered in Dance (9th-12th grade), Drama (12th grade), Music (9th-12th grade), and Visual Arts (11th or 12th grade).
We invite you to explore the admissions process using the top buttons to the left to apply, browse general admissions requirements, review tuition and fee information, get information about visiting the campus and learn about events for prospective students. The School links will give you specific requirements for the programs of study at UNCSA.
To really get to know UNCSA you should plan a campus visit by attending an Open House or scheduling a campus tour. Admissions staff are happy to answer questions and show you around.
All applicants to UNCSA are required to audition or interview with arts faculty. Audition and interview dates are listed on the Admission link for each arts school. Admission is based on demonstrated talent, achievement and career potential. Faculty members of the arts program to which the applicant is applying assess these areas at the audition and/or interview. The dean and faculty of each arts school set performance standards and levels of achievement for their professional training program.
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Find out about the William R. Kenan, Jr. Excellence Awards here
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