University of the Arts

320 South Broad St - Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Region: Mid Atlantic
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Size: Small

The University of the Arts is the place of choice for visual and performing artists and critical thinkers, in the heart of Philadelphia, a city that celebrates and supports creativity. UArts is the only art university in the U.S. that allows students to collaborate across traditional lines. Painters can minor in piano, dancers can study film, and guitarists can take classes in screenwriting.

UArts enrolls approximately 1,800 students. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 12 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and creative writing, UArts develops alumni who are leaders in their disciplines, able to succeed in any path they choose. Alumni are able to do anything because they are exposed to everything.

For over 140 years, UArts has been bringing together collaborators, and emerging their talents. UArts students cross boundaries to develop new methods of expression, problem-solving, and influence in a world where creative thinkers are needed more than ever in all industries.

Upcoming Events

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UArts Fall Undergraduate Open House is an opportunity for juniors, seniors and transfer students along with their families to learn about all of our programs. Students and families will be able to meet faculty, hear from current students, ask detailed questions and see our facilities. Student can also participate in a portfolio review with faculty for visual arts, design, film and creative writing. 

UArts Fall Undergraduate Open House will take place on Saturday, October 21st, 2023

Registration will be opening soon.

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About University of the Arts

For more than 140 years we-ve been developing innovative creative leaders - because we see you differently. It-s true that our top-level faculty provides a rigorous arts, design or writing education; but to be honest, so do most art schools. UArts is much more: we-re the only arts school in America that makes it possible to work and collaborate across traditional boundaries. More than 30 minors are open to all students, so animators can study guitar, industrial designers can minor in ceramics, creative writers can take classes in illustration. We are more because you are more.

Mission Statement

The University of the Arts is dedicated to advancing human creativity in an increasingly complex and technology-driven world.