Welcome to Arts NC State!

photo of Amy Sawyers-Williams


Hi!

I’m Amy Sawyers-Williams, and I am thrilled to welcome you to the Arts NC State virtual information fair. Normally throughout the year, arts interns and I would be standing in a booth at one of many campus info fairs, answering your questions about how you can get involved in the arts. Since that method doesn’t work this year… welcome to our Virtual Info Fair!

 

Three quick items I would tell you at the booth:

1. All NC State students – regardless of college or major – are welcome to participate in Arts NC State programs and productions, and to take both credit and non-credit arts courses.

2. We have six arts programs – including dance, music, theatre, a crafts center, an art museum, and a performing arts series. At NC State, the arts are for everyone, and you can get involved with any and all of these programs.

3. I am here to answer your questions. As the manager of arts outreach and engagement, I want to help you connect with all the arts have to offer at NC State University. Please reach out to me at acsawyer@ncsu.edu.


We’re in an academic year that is different from anything we’ve experienced before. We’ll all be learning as we go along. But what we’re sure of is that all of us with Arts NC State will do everything we can to make the arts a valuable and meaningful part of your college experience.

 

Three things for you to do:

1. If you haven’t already, please check out the Arts NC State orientation video. It gives you a whirlwind tour of our programs in under four minutes. (You can also watch a separate video for the Department of Music.)

2. Explore our arts orientation brochure (opens a PDF file). This document covers the most common questions we hear from students, like: How do I audition for dance or music ensembles? Can I audition for a theatre production? Can I work backstage? How do I register for crafts classes? Are there arts jobs for students?

3. Sign up for emails. Now more than ever, with event plans shifting regularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the best way for us to get in touch to let you know what’s happening on campus is through email. Tell us what you’re interested in!

 

What our students have to say:

In this video, State Dance Company member LilyGrace Wolfe talks about the many opportunities she has found being a part of the NC State Dance Program.

 

 

 

“University Theatre has been instrumental in my time at State. It has been a community that has connected me to so many people across so many programs, taught me so many skills, and provided so many opportunities to learn and grow. UT has been as important to me as my major and NC State wouldn’t feel like a home without it.”
– Nicole Hiemenz

 

 

Reward for scrolling all the way down – three ways you can make money as a student artist:

1. Submit your original play, dance or music composition for the annual Creative Artist Award.

2. Enter your original artwork in the annual Student Art Sale. Not only can you sell your work, you can be eligible for the Visual Artist Award.

3. Perform! Each year, outstanding students are selected for the Performing Artist Award in dance, music and theatre.