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University of North Carolina - School of the Arts

Average User Rating:
Degrees Offered:
  • 4 Year B.F.A.
  • Animation & Digital Arts
  • Cinematography
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Production Design
  • Screenwriting
Tuition Range:
$5k to $10k
Portfolio Required?:
SAT Required?:
Minimum SAT score:
1060 combined
  • State:
    North Carolina
    United States
    School URL:
    At UNCSA, you will be surrounded by a thriving community of artists that hums with creative energy. Our small campus and studio sizes allow for close relationships with faculty who become your mentors and peers who become respected colleagues. They will both support you and challenge you to be your best, as you realize your potential and reach for your dreams.

Recent User Reviews

  1. Anonymous
    "My Number 1 School"
    Pros - This is a very small school with great networking opportunities.
    The film school is allowed to borrow makeup artists, actors, dancers, etc. from the other schools at the conservatory.
    You start making movies your freshman year as opposed to sitting in lots of classes.
    The alumni are crewing award winning movies currently.
    There is a street with building facades that you can change for your film.
    The school pays for your films
    Cons - This is a small school and lots of people really enjoy large campuses.
    Also, gossip travels fast because there are only a few people in you class.
    The school is positioned in a sort of sketchy part of town (which isn't really a problem bc the school has security.)
    The school owns the content you create because they funded it.
    Overall, this is my first choice out of all the schools I want to go to next year because they work you like you are going to work in the industry. You have the ability to work on other students' projects every weekend and gain that experience early on. As a freshmen you work in every single position in a project. You direct your own film and then work as an editor on your friend's and then again as a DP on someone else's project and so on. This school's approach to teaching is the very definition of hands-on and that experience is more valuable than what most other schools can offer with their many required classroom courses before you're allowed to even touch a camera.

    Also, I'm very attracted to the opportunity to work as every single role on a project. If you don't necessarily know what area you want to focus on, you have the ability to test everything out and figure out what you are good at. Junior year is when the faculty helps you declare your "major."
    Current Applicant
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