Visit, Tour, Connect

Whether you're ready to submit an application or just starting to learn about UArts, we invite you to connect with us. UArts offers a range of ways to visit, from on-campus visits and special events, to off-campus sessions with UArts faculty and representatives. Explore the options below, connect with us on social media or call us today for more information.

Attend Open House

Want to learn what the University of the Arts is all about, and see everything we have to offer? There's no better way to get to know UArts than by attending one of our Open Houses! Undergraduate and Graduate Open Houses are held throughout the year to give you the opportunity to meet our award-winning faculty, see our lively Center City Philadelphia campus and experience first-hand what life is like as a UArts student. Follow the links below for information on our upcoming Open Houses. We hope to see you here soon!

Saturday Audition & Portfolio Review Days

Complete your audition or portfolio review, tour our campus, and get your admissions questions answered all in one Saturday. We are delighted to offer Audition & Portfolio Review Days to applicants, prospective students and their families.

Audition & Portfolio Dates

November 14, 2015
December 5, 2015
January 30, 2016
February 20, 2016

           

February 27, 2016
March 19, 2016
April 9, 2016

Available Activities

Performing Arts Auditions & Interviews

Auditions and interviews for performing arts applicants will be offered. Students must complete and submit an application at least two weeks prior to their preferred audition date. Be sure to indicate your preferred audition date on your application. You will then receive confirmation from UArts with further instructions, times and locations. No additional registration is required.

Visual Arts Portfolio Reviews

Applicants and prospective students are invited to complete a portfolio review. This is a great opportunity to gain feedback from faculty and admissions staff, as well as learn more about our programs. To register for a portfolio review, please call the Office of Admissions at 800-616-2787 ext. 6049 or email admissions@uarts.edu.

Liberal Arts Faculty Sessions

Applicants and prospective students interested in applying to our Creative Writing, Film + Media Studies, or Writing for Film + Television programs are invited to register for an information session with Liberal Arts faculty. This is a great opportunity to gain feedback from faculty and admissions staff, as well as learn more about our programs. To register, please call the Office of Admissions at 800-616-2787 ext. 6049 or email admissions@uarts.edu.

Schedule a Campus Visit

Prospective students and their families are invited to join a campus tour and information session, or to schedule a preliminary portfolio review or interview year-round. Campus tours are geared towards high school students (9-12 grade) and current college students considering enrolling in an Undergraduate or Pre-College Summer Institute program. Those interested in planning a visit to UArts for younger audiences should inquire separately to admissions@uarts.edu. Graduate student tours are also scheduled separately, and interested students should contact us directly at admissions@uarts.edu or 215-717-6049 to arrange a visit.

  • To learn more and to register for a campus tour and information session, please visit our Campus Tours page.
  • To schedule a preliminary portfolio review or interview, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-616-2787 ext. 6049. A preliminary review is not required for admission.

Off-Campus Events & Fairs

Since it's not always possible for you to visit us, the University of the Arts sends its representatives around the country to participate in a variety of off-campus events, including National Portfolio Days and Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs. Open the sections below to see when our admissions counselors, faculty or alumni will be visiting a town near you.

National Portfolio Days (Undergraduate)

UArts representatives will be attending the following National Portfolio Day events:

October 31, 2015
Hartford, Connecticut
Hosted by Hartford Art School
12-4 pm
Event details

October 31, 2015
Richmond, Virginia
Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University
1-5 pm
Event Details

November 1, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street
Hosted by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
12-4 pm
Event details

November 8, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F
Hosted by the University of the Arts
12-4 pm
Event details

November 15, 2015
New York, New York
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, Exhibit Hall 1A
Hosted by Fashion Institute of Technology
12-4 pm
Event details

November 21, 2015
Washington, DC
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University, Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW
Hosted by Corcoran College of Art and Design
10 am-2 pm
Event Details

November 22, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland
Hosted by Maryland Institute, College of Art
1-5 pm
Event details

National Portfolio Days (Graduate)

October 25, 2015 (Sunday)
New York, NY
Hosted by Parson The School for Design
1-5 pm
Event details

October 31, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Hosted by San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
1-5 pm

November 8, 2015
Chicago, IL
Hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
10am - 2pm
Event details

Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs (Undergraduate)

UArts representatives will be attending the following Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs:

September 21, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio
Xavier University - Cintas Center
7-9 pm

October 5, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
7-9 pm

October 6, 2015
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Dillard Center for the Arts
6-8 pm

October 18, 2015
Washington, DC
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
1-3:30 pm

October 24, 2015
Los Angeles, California
University of California, Los Angeles - Ackerman Union, Grand Ballroom
1-3:30 pm

October 27, 2015
New York, New York
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
6-9 pm

October 28, 2015
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston University - Fuller Building
7-9 pm

October 29, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Convention Center
7-9 pm

See a UArts Show

Experience firsthand the work of our students, faculty and alumni by seeing an exhibition, lecture, film or performance.

Meet Your Counselor

Admissions Counselors at the University of the Arts are here to help guide you through the application process and provide information about our school and its programs. Learn more about our team of Admissions Counselors.

Need Help? Contact Us:

Toll-Free : 800-616-2787 or 215-717-6049
admissions@uarts.edu

Office of Admissions
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9762

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