Graduate Admissions

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.

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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.


Graduate Degree Programs

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

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Application Process

Find out how to apply to one of our 13 graduate degree programs.

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Portfolio & Audition Requirements

Each of our graduate programs has specific portfolio or audition requirements.

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International Applicants

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

Grad Open House Spring 2015

Graduate Open House

Learn more about UArts by attending our Graduate Open House on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Graduate Viewbook

Explore our Graduate Viewbook and discover the opportunities at UArts.

Graduate Financial Aid

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