Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution & Programs

The University of the Arts is authorized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant degrees in the visual, performing and related arts, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; telephone: 276-284-5000).

The College of Art and Design is also an accredited institutional member of the following:

  • National Association of the Schools of Art and Design
    11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
    Reston, VA 20190-5248
  •  Industrial Designers' Society of America

The School of Music is also accredited by:

  • National Association of Schools of Music
    11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
    Reston, VA 20190-5248

Requests for further information on obtaining or reviewing documents describing the University of the Arts' accreditation, approval or licensing should be directed to:

Beth E. Frederick
Director, Institutional Research & Effectiveness
University of the Arts
Hamilton Hall, President’s Office
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
Phone:  215-717-6387
Email: bfrederick@uarts.edu