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University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Tiny North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem is a specialized institution offering a host of fine arts programs, from dance to music to theatre, as well as programs in design and visual arts. School trips range from day visits to the North Carolina Zoo to weekend outings to Myrtle Beach.

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Tiny North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem is a specialized institution offering a host of fine arts programs, from dance to music to theatre, as well as programs in design and visual arts. School trips range from day visits to the North Carolina Zoo to weekend outings to Myrtle Beach.

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Alumni are the best example of the success of the School of the Arts' training programs. UNCSA alumni have distinguished themselves in careers on Broadway, in regional theatres, opera companies, symphony orchestras, dance companies, film and television, as well as in many other remarkable professions after they've left the arts.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 797
Gender 55% Male / 45% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 98% Full Time / 2% Part Time
Geography 48% In State / 52% Out of State / 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 27% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 74%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 4%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates.

57% of students live on-campus.

46% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

Student Publications: Kudzu Gazette

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: remedial instruction writing center study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for high speed internet connections dorms wired for access to campus-wide network
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services personal counseling financial aid counseling alcohol/substance abuse counseling
  • Facilities: stage production shop, film village with sound and recording stages
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): independent study internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Cinematography and Film/Video Production (35%), Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology (24%), Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts (17%), Music Performance (16%), Dance (6%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of films and videos. Includes instruction in theory of film, film technology and equipment operation, film production, film directing, film editing, cinematographic art, film audio, techniques for making specific types of films and/or videos, media technologies, computer image making, multi-media production, and the planning and management of film/video operations.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
Operate television, video, or motion picture camera to record images or scenes for various purposes, such as TV broadcasts, advertising, video production, or motion pictures.
Film and Video Editors
Edit moving images on film, video, or other media. May edit or synchronize soundtracks with images.

A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Dancers
Perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording.
Choreographers
Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.

A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Actors
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

A program that generally prepares individuals to master musical instruments and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers. Includes instruction on one or more specific instruments from various instrumental groupings.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic, technical and dramatic principles and techniques to the communication of dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through technical theatre methods. Includes instruction in set design, lighting design, sound effects, theatre acoustics, scene painting, property management, costume design, and technical direction and production and use of computer applications to support these functions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Lindsay Bierman
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 129
Student : Faculty Ratio 6 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 64 : 35
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 45.2% accepted of 699 applications

75% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
37% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
16% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 26
English20 - 27
Math20 - 26
 
SATMath490 - 610
Reading500 - 630
Writing500 - 610

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Talent Ability, Interview, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 1 0
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Science 3 0
Science Lab 1 0
Social Studies 2 0
Foreign Language 2 0
Academic Electives 0 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $11,632 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $4,878
$30K-$48K $8,976
$48K-$75K $11,595
$75K-$110K $16,696
$110K+ $18,826

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $5,870, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $5,870 Same as On-Campus
Fees $2,401 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,410 $8,410
Books $1,120 $1,120
Total (before financial aid) $17,801 $17,801

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,015 Same as On-Campus
Fees $2,401 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,410 $8,410
Books $1,120 $1,120
Total (before financial aid) $30,946 $30,946

Students Receiving Aid

65% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 56% $6,113
Federal Scholarships/Grants 27% $3,987
Institutional Grants 65% $5,017
Other Federal Grants 9% $875
Other Loans 8% $10,459
Pell Grants 27% $3,702
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 19% $4,010
Student Loans 56% $7,622

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.uncsa.edu/financialaid/index.aspx.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.uncsa.edu/financialaid/netpricecalculator/npcalc.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

52% of students graduated on time.

59% of students graduated in six years.

85% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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