9:22 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Winston-Salem's UNCSA School of Drama ranked 6th in the world

The high quality of talent engaged in study at the School of the Arts is well known to local audiences. A leading Hollywood newspaper this week spreads that word across the nation.

Credit UNCSA

The School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is ranked No. 6 in the world by The Hollywood Reporter, and its high school program is No. 3.

The June 6 print issue of the magazine, available now online, ranked 25 college programs and 10 high school programs based on its poll of 60 top casting directors and agents.

The magazine noted that UNCSA accepts 28 out of 450 college applicants; that after its 2013 showcases, 17 of 25 grads landed an agent or manager; and 10 months after graduation, 13 have Screen Actors Guild or Equity cards. As notable alumni, the report mentioned Mary-Louise Parker and Dane DeHaan.

Ranked above the UNCSA college program are Yale, Juilliard, Carnegie Mellon, Tisch School of New York University, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

The magazine’s high school list of “launchpads for teenage talent” ranks Interlochen (Mich.) in first place and LaGuardia (New York City) in second place.

As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories.