About UArts

Since our founding in 1876, our faculty have been some of the nation's most important artists and our alumni have transformed their fields through their artmaking. UArts is at the center of Philadelphia, the beating heart of the city's—and the nation's—creative community.

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UArts President David Yager is charged with providing general supervision over all affairs of the University.

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Who We Are

One of the only universities dedicated to educating students in the visual and performing arts, design, and writing.

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Our Faculty

Award-winning artists, brilliant scholars, renowned experts, internationally recognized professionals, passionate and dedicated mentors.

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Visit Us

We strongly encourage you to visit the University of the Arts and see for yourself what a dynamic and friendly place it is.

Galleries & Performance Spaces

Gallery spaces, professional performance venues and a range of workshop facilities.

Offices & Services

A number of administrative offices and departments are responsible for the daily operations of the University.

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News & Events

See what students, faculty and alumni are doing on our campus, in our community, across the nation and around the world.

Contact Us

A list of important phone numbers, addresses, emails and other contact information so you can get in touch with us.

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A - Z Info

Looking for more information about a specific topic? We have compiled a list of links to help you find the answers you need.