Portfolio & Audition Requirements

The University of the Arts seeks students who demonstrate talent and potential in their chosen creative discipline. Therefore, all programs require a portfolio, writing sample, audition and/or interview as part of the application for admission. These evaluations are used to determine acceptance into a program of study, as well as eligibility for merit-based scholarships.

Please use the links below to learn more about portfolio, audition and interview requirements for our programs. If you have questions about any of these requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions at 215-717-6049 or 800-616-2787 or admissions@uarts.edu, and an Admissions Counselor will be happy to assist you.

Visual Arts, Design, Film

Portfolio and submission guidelines for visual arts, design and film programs.


Audition and interview guidelines for all dance applicants.


Performance, Composition, and Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology


Acting; Musical Theater; Theater Design + Technology; Directing, Playwriting + Production

Liberal Arts

Detailed instructions for BFA in Creative Writing and BA in Film + Media Studies.

Portfolio, Audition & Interview Dates

Find out when and where you can audition, interview or have your portfolio reviewed.