School of Design & Production - UNCSA

School of Design & Production

School of Design & Production

One of the top theatrical design and production schools in the world, the School of Design & Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts delivers a profoundly creative, hands-on immersion in the behind-the-scenes magic of live theatre. Some schools bundle design and production courses under a generalist Theatre Studies degree. When you attend UNCSA, you get a stand-alone conservatory dedicated to rigorous professional training in every aspect of modern stagecraft: costume design and technology, wig and makeup design, scene design, sound design, stage management and more. Gain invaluable experience working on countless UNCSA productions a year — from ballet to opera to theatre — inside 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art production space.

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Lighting, sound, costumes and more – the School of Design & Production brings shows to life.
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Welcome from Dean Michael Kelley
Michael Kelley

Welcome from the UNCSA School of Design and Production. My name is Michael J. Kelley, Dean and alum of Design and Production, and I encourage you to make yourself at home as you explore the multitude of disciplines UNCSA has offered for over five decades. I believe that your natural gifts, combined with an education from the School of Design and Production at UNCSA, will propel you to the very highest levels.

Latest Headlines
UNCSA students, staff and alumni light up the White House

Students, faculty and alumni from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in Winston-Salem had the unique opportunity to light up the White House this Halloween. Yes, that White House. According to Norman Coates, director of the lighting program in UNCSA’s renowned School of Design and Production (D&P) and founder of the Winston-Salem Light Project, the UNCSA group helped stage the White House for its annual Halloween party. 

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D&P welcomes new faculty members, including alumni

There are some new faces among the School of Design & Production faculty this semester – and a few familiar ones as well.

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"The Drowsy Chaperone" is hysterical

Read the Winston-Salem Journal's review of UNCSA's production of "The Drowsy Chaperone."

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Industry Connections

The number of alumni from the School of Design & Production employed in their chosen profession is truly remarkable, approaching 100 percent. Graduates can be found throughout a number of industries including:

Alumni Stories
There’s no better marker of the success of our program, and no greater source of pride, than the achievements of our alumni.