UNC School of the Arts is located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina and is North Carolina’s only public arts conservatory. It is dedicated entirely to the professional development of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts.
The school offers BFA 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.
All applicants to UNCSA are required to audition or interview with the arts faculty. 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.
The teaching associated with the core courses is designed to develop creativity and imagination while providing a sound technique with which the actor learns to control his or her performance. The balance between “instinct” and “craft” is an important part of this course. Tuition is $28,826 and $16,085 per annum out of state and in state respectively.