Welcome to Our Creative Community
At the University of the Arts, creativity in all its forms overlaps and converges — like colors combining to form more vibrant hues. Musicians collaborate with media makers. Photographers work with designers, writers with performers.
A History of Creative Thinking
For more than 130 years, we have defined creativity. The University of the Arts in Philadelphia is one of the only universities in the United States solely dedicated to educating creative individuals in the visual and performing arts and design. Our 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and 500 faculty members are passionate about what they do, and in the process, are redefining the way we think, teach and create.
Areas of Study
The University of the Arts offers 41 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its College of Art, Media & Design, College of Performing Arts and Division of Liberal Arts. Schools within the colleges include:
- School of Art
- School of Design
- School of Film
- School of Dance
- Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
- School of Music
A Vibrant Urban Campus
Our campus in Center City Philadelphia stretches for six blocks along the Avenue of the Arts, from Walnut Street to South Street. Here, faculty mentors guide aspiring student artists and designers from over 25 countries to become well-prepared professionals and creative leaders.
Reaching Out to the Public
We believe in the creative process as a transformative force for society. The University of the Arts reaches out to the community through a variety of programs, including: