The College of Performing and Visual Arts

At UNC, the College of Performing and Visual Arts is a vibrant arts community of practitioners, scholars and learners representing a wide range of arts traditions and disciplines.

The College is comprised of three fully accredited entities:

School of Music

School of Art and Design

School of Theatre Arts and Dance

We are home to a dedicated and talented faculty and staff of more than 90 professionals devoted to helping students prepare for careers in the arts. Our current population includes nearly 1300 arts students—more than 10% of UNC’s total student population.

The UNC Arts experience combines the best of the time-honored academy traditions, and the most current and forward-thinking ideas in the arts with the liberal arts education of a major university.

We maintain an annual calendar of more than 300 events in a wide variety of genre. These activities are open to the public, and members of surrounding communities are invited to share in the excellent offerings of music, theatre, dance, and visual arts.

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Arts College News

  • Art BlogSchool of Art & Design BLOG

    All the latest news from the School of Art and Design can be found on our Tumblr blog. Gallery shows and talks, student opportunities, and alumni news... Read More


  • School of Music BlogSchool of Music BLOG

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at what our music ensembles have been up to, upcoming concerts, events, and more on the School of Music blog... Read More


  • Theatre and Dance Blog

    School of Theatre Arts & Dance BLOG

    Watch videos and get a sneak peak at what's next on the line-up. There's always something new on the School of Theatre Arts & Dance blog... Read More