Graduate Admissions

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Creative individuals are never done growing. There is always a new skill to master, a new goal to set for oneself. UArts' graduate programs offer visual and performing artists, educators, designers and museum professionals the opportunity to expand their creative boundaries, learn from accomplished faculty and prepare for professional careers in the arts within the energetic cultural landscape of Center City Philadelphia. Our students benefit from an individualized and interactive learning environment in a variety of studio, lecture, seminar, internship and field settings as they prepare for further success in their chosen field.

What If I Have a Question?

We are here to help you during every step of the application process. Please contact us at or 800-616-2787 or 215-717-6049.

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Application Process

Find out how to apply to one of our 15+ graduate degree programs.

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Explore your options for applying to our undergraduate or graduate programs.

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Portfolio & Audition Requirements

Find full details for the creative submission requirement by program.

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Want to learn more about our programs, requirements and events? Sign up now!

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Visit, Tour, Connect

Visit our campus, attend an Open House or meet us on the road.

International Students

All applicants whose native language is not English must submit satisfactory certification of adequate English proficiency sufficient to pursue graduate study.

Graduate Degree Programs

Master's degrees in Art Education, Museum Studies, Visual Arts, Music or Industrial Design.

Graduate Financial Aid

Nearly all of the University's full-time graduate students receive federal financial aid or direct grant assistance from the University.

Life at UArts

From student housing, campus life and meal plans, to activities, clubs and creative spaces!

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Alumni Profiles

The Alumni Association brings together more than 17,000 alumni from both within and outside of the arts. These are their stories.