Matt McAndrew '13 Performs for Spot in Top 8 on 'The Voice'

Matt McAndrew '13 Performs for Spot in Top 8 on 'The Voice

School of Music alum delivers an iTunes Top 30 performance of Coldplay's 'Fix You.'
Late Summer, Sunset at Sea

Late Summer, Sunset at Sea

Acrylic on panel by faculty member / alumna Michele Kishita BFA '97 (Painting), MFA '10 (Painting).
Winter Dance Series

Winter Dance Series

Students perform works by faculty members and visiting artists, Dec. 5-9 at the Merriam Theater.
UArts School Store

School Store

Find the perfect holiday gift for any student, parent, alumni or fan at the UArts School Store.
The Art of Melinda Beck

The Art of Melinda Beck

Exhibit by Brooklyn-based illustrator, animator and graphic designer, through March 7 in the Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery.
UArts Students Sweep Philadelphia Museum of Art Design Competition

2014 PMA Collab Design Competition

Industrial Design junior is first-place winner; ID senior wins second place; Craft + Material Studies senior takes third.
Image and Performance Concert

Image and Performance

Concert of selected works by students in Master Lecturer Kathy Rose's 'Image and Performance' class, Dec. 4 at Caplan Studio Theater.
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