North Carolina School of Arts
1533 South Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Admissions Office
1533 South Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
(336) 770-3291 or
FAX: (336) 770-3370

High School:
84 men/177 women
553 men/481 women
19 men/8 women
39 men/27 women

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Average SAT score:
Combined 1,137

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North Carolina School of the Arts
1533 South Main Street
Winstom-Salem, South Carolina 27127

Newberry College
Approximately 300 performances a year are given at NCSA .

College Description
Since it opened in 1965 as the first state-assisted residential conservatory in the nation, the School has provided students with solid professional training for careers as performing artists in dance, design and production, drama , music and. Filmmaking . NCSA is a part of the highly-regarded sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System and offers undergraduate and graduate programs to a diversified student body. l Today, the North Carolina School of the Arts enrolls more than 1,000 students -from middle school through graduate school . The total student population represents 45 states and 17 countries. Representing their countries, states and traditions, students lend an ethnic flavor , international understanding and community self-awareness to the campus and community. Increasing the enrollment of minority students has been a major goal of the School. One of the newest programs designed to recruit minorities is the Minority Recruitment/Outreach Program. The main objective is to let students experience a college environment , and to let them know about the availability of careers in the arts. l Because the mission of the School is to train students for professional careers in the performing arts, performance is an integral part of the training process and to enhance the students professional experience. It also serves to fulfill another part of the School's mission: to provide a cultural outreach. Typically, approximately 300 performances a year are given at NCSA facilities, to more than 90,000 people. l The School is located in Winston-Salem, a medium-sized city in the central Piedmont of the scenic North Carolina. The City has a tradition of appreciation for the arts dating back to the eighteenth century, when the area was settled by European members of the Moravian church, many of whom were highly skilled classical musicians, artisans, and craftsmen. The first arts council in American was established in Winston-Salem, It is the home The Professional Peidmont Opera, The Piedmont Symphony, Wake Forest University, Salem College and Salem Academy, Winston-Salem State University , Bowman Gray School of Medicine and Baptist Hospital.

Academic Life
At the School of the Arts, arts courses are balanced with academic courses to give students a solid ground in the humanities and sciences, and to deepen their understanding of the role of the artist in society. Both the high school and the college programs are accredited. The relationship between students and their teachers, that of apprentice to master, is the heart of the School of the Arts. The resident faculty of 100 artists have had successful careers on Broadway, in Hollywood, as members of the great orchestras and dance companies and theaters of the world. Most continue to perform, direct, choreograph, coach, write, and produce professionally. They pass on their knowledge and experience to their students. Their close, sustained work with students is supplemented with residencies by more than 150 guest artists each year.

Campus Life
One of the greatest strengths of the School of the Arts is the synergy created by bringing all the artistic disciplines together on one campus. This is a school where most of the students live on campus and the faculty members live minutes away and spend much of their time on campus. The environment is personal and supportive; the mix of students is rich and stimulating and culturally and ethnically diverse. Students at the School of the Arts are well supported by the citizens of Winston-Salem, a metropolitan city with a national tradition of leadership in the arts. Two residence halls house high school students. Six residence halls and an on-campus apartment complex houses college and graduate students. The center of student activities is the Student Commons, which houses the Offices of Student Activities, Residence Life, cafeteria, snack bar, fitness rooms, games room and lounge areas. A student coffee house provides a place for evening entertainment and informal gatherings. Through the Division of Student Life and Student Activities, students are offered a full range of services and activities. Organizations include Association for Black Awareness, Student Government, etc. The health and well-being of students is the focus. Licensed counselors, physician extenders, a nutritionist and an athletic trainer are on staff to assist students with emotional and physical health concerns.

Facilities and Resources
The 300 performances presented each year by students provide an unparalleled learning experience. The School mounts its productions in five theaters. The Stevens Center, a magnificently restored 1,380-seat neoclassical full-fly house with state-of-the-art equipment in downtown Winston-Salem. On campus: a specially designed Performance Place with a 390-seat Proscenium Thrust and a 200-seat flexible Arena theater, dressing rooms, performers lounge, classroom and rehearsal space, a design & production studio, conference and box office facilities in the lobby: an intermit 188-seat dance theater offers a proscenium stage; a 500-seat music hall used for concerts and recitals houses an organ designed specifically for the hall by Charles Fisk; chamber and solo recitals are presented in the more intimate 60-seat Recital Hall. The technical production facilities are among the most extensive and sophisticated in the country. More than 70,000 square feet of space which includes costume shops, studios and auxiliary construction and paint shops with more than 12,000 square feet. The library has 113,000 volume book collection, subscribes to over 480 periodicals, has over 8,000 bound volumes of back issues of magazines, journals, over 2,000 videotapes and laserdiscs., 41,000 scores and 37,000 sound recordings; a viewing room for studying films, and listening facilities for sound recordings.

Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office works with all applicants to ensure that they receive the federal aid for which they are eligible. NCSA uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine need. Priority deadline for financial aid is March 1. Scholarships are considered by each of the arts schools based on artistic promise and potential.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the North Carolina School of the Arts is based on talent and potential as assessed in an audition and/or interview before the arts faculty, in addition to academic transcripts, test scores and personal references. The School of the Arts offers programs at the Bachelor's, the Arts Diploma, and the Master's levels. Candidates for admission to the undergraduate degree program must provide an official high school transcript, grades 9-12, proof of graduation and SAT or ACT scores. College transfer applicants must also provide an official transcript from each college attended. In addition, all applicants for the college degree programs must have successfully completed the University of North Carolina Minimum Admissions Requirements (MAR). The Arts Diploma program is a four-year college program of concentrated arts studies without any required coursework in general studies. Applicants must present official proof of graduation or GED, but are not required to submit test scores or to meet the University Minimum Admissions Requirements. Contact the Office of Admissions for detailed information for the MAR.

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