The unique premise upon which the school was founded came under the initiative of former Governor Terry Sanford, guided by visionary writer John Ehle. Their creative alliance forged an institution unorthodox for its time. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the North Carolina School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem in 1965 as America’s first public arts conservatory.
The Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR) at UNCSA is responsible for fulfilling all the data collection and reporting requirements to federal, state, and other agencies while maintaining the highest professional standards of accuracy, objectivity, and timeliness. APIR provides data and data analyses to aid the university in institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision-making. APIR is dedicated to improving institutional effectiveness by exploring and implementing more up-to-date technology to conduct business and assisting campus academic, administrative, and educational support (AAES) units with their institutional research, assessment, and data analysis needs.
The Office of Career Development at UNCSA helps prepare our students for a successful transition from school to professional careers. It provides students with assistance with their overall career planning and supplements the career advice provided by the arts school faculty.
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The mission of the UNCSA Library is to support the educational, artistic and performance objectives, and serve the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the school, as well as other members of the local community.
Medical services are provided by a team consisting of a Board Certified Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, and certified medical assistant.
78 acres in Winston-Salem, N.C., near Old Salem Museums & Gardens—a national tourist attraction. Accessible by interstates 40, 85 and 77. Twenty minutes from Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.
The University maintains a 20,600 sq. ft. Fitness Center where students can learn, play, workout or get fit in group classes.
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