University of North Carolina School of the Arts

  • NC


1533 S. Main Street
United States

About Us

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, located in Winston-Salem (“The City of the Arts”), was the first school of its kind in the nation; a state-supported public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing and visual arts. 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. Today, approximately 1,300 students from middle school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a high school Visual Arts program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music.