UArts dominates Barrymore theater award nominations

UArts Dominates Barrymore Theater Award Nominations

Brind School students, faculty and alumni top list of nominees for the 2015 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre.
Material Legacy: Masters of Fiber, Clay and Glass at PAA

Material Legacy: Masters of Fiber, Clay and Glass

Faculty members Judith Schaechter and Warren Seelig are included in this exhibit honoring American Craft Council Fellows, Sept 17 - Nov 30 at Philadelphia Art Alliance.
New Student Showcase: Aug 24 - Sept 30

New Student Showcase

UArts presents the first ever group exhibition created by incoming students, Aug 24 - Sept 30 in Solmssen Court and the Welcome Center.
Alumnus Creates Painting for Papal Visit to Philadelphia

Alumnus Creates Painting for Papal Visit

Neilson Carlin BFA '92 (Illustration) commissioned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 'Holy Family' icon painting.
New BFA in Game Art Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2016

Game Art Accepting Applications for Fall 2016

Create complex digital environments, explore character creation and master the aesthetics of your virtual world.
Drawing First + Last: Aug 24 - Sept 18

Drawing First + Last

Exhibit curated by CAMD Dean Mark Campbell features UArts faculty, Aug 24 - Sept 18 in Hamilton & Arronson Galleries.

Don’t just develop your craft. Innovate and transform it.

From digital media to dance, from music to metalsmithing, our programs challenge artists to go as far as they can—and then go farther. To dive deeply into their fields or to explore their outer limits, to invent the new in some of the most innovative programs in the country or to make an entirely new field with creative partners from across the University. UArts is THE place for courageous artists ready to be brave.


See for yourself.

Your education is a big choice. It’s the first step on a journey that will influence the rest of your life. We’re looking for talented artists who ask questions, who take risks—who will become part of a community of courageous explorers, collaborators and innovators. Be brave and let your creativity guide you to an incredible career.


BEGAN IN 1876.

Since our founding almost 140 years ago, the University of the Arts has been a leader in educating visual and performing artists, designers, and writers in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant cities. What does that mean for students today? It means they learn in a unique artistic environment that encourages them to take risks, that helps them to develop their craft and to stretch the bounds of the art forms. We have nearly 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students and 500 faculty members who provide instruction in more than 40 programs, all with one focus—developing creative leaders who will shape the future of the arts.

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