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The University of North Carolina School of the Arts graduates go on to dance with American Ballet Theatre, sing at the Metropolitan Opera, act on Broadway and in film, design Emmy and Tony-Award winning shows and win student Academy Awards. UNCSA alumni represent the very best in the arts today!


The idea of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts was initiated in 1962. State funds were appropriated, and a North Carolina Conservatory Committee was established to recommend to the governor a site for the School. In 1972, the School of the Arts became a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and in 2008, the school’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change the name from the North Carolina School of the Arts to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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  • UNCSA accepts ACE credit recommendations to the extent that the credit can be used toward a degree program. Official military transcripts that list training and experience, along with corresponding ACE recommendation for college credit, will be reviewed by the Division of Liberal Arts for possible transfer credit toward core required education requirements. Physical Education is not a requirement of degree programs at UNCSA.
  • The Stanley M. Zedalis Military Affiliated Student Scholarship is a new annual grant of $500 designed to support a military affiliated student enrolled at UNCSA. One scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduate, undergraduate or high school student who meets the eligibility requirements and is selected as the award recipient by the UNCSA Military Affiliated Student Task Force. US military veterans, active members of the US military, and US military dependents are eligible. Information and application can be found at

Military Student Support

  • UNCSA offers a comprehensive resource and support office that is open to all students and housed in Student Life. Military affiliated students seeking assistance should contact the Learning Support and Outreach Coordinator who serves as the military affairs liaison. Active duty or veteran students can meet with the Registrar for assistance with and information on the GI Bill.


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