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.

We want to ensure the best possible visit for you and your guests. If any member of your party has difficulty with stairs or requires any special accommodations, please let us know by contacting the Office of Admissions at 800-616-2787 x6049 or

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. Graduate Open Houses 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. We hope to see you here soon!

Schedule a Campus Visit

Receive a personal tour of our facilities and speak with faculty and current students. Please contact your program of interest to arrange a visit. Graduate Program Directors' Contact Information >>

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, regional auditions, graduate college fairs and conferences. Open the sections below to see when our admissions counselors, faculty or alumni will be visiting a town near you.

National Portfolio Days (Graduate)

October 22, 2016 (Saturday) | San Francisco, CA
Hosted by California College of the Arts
12-4 pm
Event details

October 30, 2016 (Sunday) | New York, NY
Hosted by Parsons School of Design
12-4 pm
Event details

November 5, 2016 (Saturday) | Chicago, IL
Hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
10am - 2pm
Event details

Devised Performance Off-Campus Auditions

Devised Performance off-campus auditions are being hosted by URTA. To participate, please complete URTA's application, and indicate that you'd like to participate in the satellite auditions.

URTA Satellite Auditions:

January 21 - 23, 2017 | New York, NY
Crown Plaza | 1605 Broadway

Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, 2017 | Chicago, IL
Hilton Chicago | 198 E. Delaware Place

February 4 - 5, 2017 | San Francisco, CA
Academy of Art University | 620 Sutter Street
Parc 55 Hilton | 55 Cyril Magnin Street

Idealist Grad Fairs

September 20, 2016 | Philadelphia
Hosted by Temple University College of Education
5–8 pm
Event details

Net Impact Conference

November 3 – 5, 2016 | Philadelphia
Event details

National Art Educators Association (NAEA)

October 6 – 9, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA
PAEA Conference

October 9 – 11, 2016 | Ocean Place, Long Branch, NJ
AENJ Conference

March 2 – 4, 2017 | New York, NY
2017 NAEA National Convention

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.

Campus Map & Directions

You'll find UArts in the heart of Philadelphia along the city's vibrant Avenue of the Arts.

Around Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the perfect place for students to immerse themselves in a thriving cultural environment, to be inspired and to inspire.

Need Help? Contact Us:

Toll-Free : 800-616-2787 or 215-717-6049

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