Pulitzer Prize-Winning Broadway Composer Tom Kitt Delivers Keynote at 138th Commencement

138th Commencement

‘Next to Normal’ writer, who also received an HDFA, tells the UArts Class of 2016: ‘Every day, do something for your art.’
UArts' 'Z' Big Band Named Top College Jazz Ensemble by 'DownBeat' Magazine

'Z' Big Band Named Top College Jazz Ensemble

School of Music band wins prestigious Student Music Award for second consecutive year.
Faculty/Alum's 'Gilded Gates' Installed in Rittenhouse Square

Gilded Gates

Bike racks designed by Master Lecturer Jason Lempieri MID '04 (Industrial Design) celebrate Philadelphia’s legendary ironwork.
Edge Magazine: Spring 2016

Edge Magazine

Our magazine spotlights students, faculty, alumni and staff, and is designed to engage and inform the University community.
Art Unleashed 2016 Raises More Than $350,000 for Scholarships

Art Unleashed 2016 Raises More Than $350K

Art lovers pack Hamilton Hall for 7th annual exhibition and art sale's opening night celebration.
InLiquid Presents Art for the Cash Poor 2016: June 3-5

Art for the Cash Poor 2016

InLiquid's 17th annual summer art sale features work by four UArts School of Art students, June 3-5 at Crane Arts; Kickoff Party: June 3, 5:30-9pm.

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