Summer Institute : ESL : Apply Now

Download and print the paper application form below. Complete the form and send it in with all required materials.

2016 Application Form   

Application Process + Schedule
The Pre-College Summer Institute seeks students who demonstrate talent in their chosen creative discipline. Therefore, all programs require a portfolio, writing sample or audition as part of the application process. In addition students must complete an application form and submit with a non-refundable application
deposit. Note: Deposits will not be processed for any student denied admission. $1150 Application Deposit due with applications until June 3, 2016. Full payment due with applications received after June 3, 2016.

Application Requirements
Art, Media + Design
1. Completed Application Form + Deposit
2. Portfolio OR Essay (choose one) 

Portfolio Requirements
Three pieces of work you have made in the last year, include title and media used. Students submit portfolios in person or digitally either on a flashdrive, or as a URL to a webpage (i.e YouTube, Vimeo).

OR

Essay Requirements
In one page or less tell us about an artist or piece of artwork that has inspired you and why.

In Person Portfolio Review Dates 
Philadelphia, PA - Saturday, March 19 at The University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute Open House.
Email PRECOLLEGE@UARTS.EDU to schedule your review.


Dance

1. Completed Application Form + Deposit
2. Audition

Audition Requirements
Students may audition in person or submit an audition digitally either on a flashdrive or as a URL to a webpage (i.e YouTube, Vimeo).

  • Up to five minutes of technical demonstration at the barre or center.
  • A two minute solo piece.

In Person Audition Dates
Pittsburgh, PA - March 3-6 for participants of the National High School Dance Festival.
Philadelphia, PA - Saturday, March 19 at The University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute Open House.

Music
1. Completed Application Form + Deposit
2. Audition

Audition Requirements
Students may audition in person or submit an audition digitally either on a flashdrive or as a URL to a webpage (i.e Youtube, Vimeo).

  • Vocalists and horn players: select one or two jazz standards and perform the melody and improvise.
  • Bass players: select one or two jazz standards and play the melody, a bass line, and solo.
  • Piano and guitar: select one or two jazz standards and play the melody, chords and solo.
  • Drummers: select one or two jazz standards and demonstrate a swing feel, playing with a play along or other musicians. Drummers should also trade four bar solos through the form of the song.

In Person Audition
Philadelphia, PA - Saturday, March 19 at The University of the Arts Pre-College Summer Institute Open House.
Email PRECOLLEGE@UARTS.EDU to schedule an in person audition.

 


Where to submit Application Form + Materials:

Mail:
USPS Address:
The University of the Arts
Pre College Programs
320 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Fed Ex + UPS Address:
The University of the Arts
Pre College Programs
311 S. Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

In-person: The Pre-College Programs office is located at 211 S. Broad Street, 9th Floor, Room 909.

Email: precollege@uarts.edu

Fax: 215.717.6538