The Place of Choice.

We’re the only arts university in the U.S. that allows our students to collaborate across traditional lines. Painters can minor in piano, dancers can study film, guitarists can take classes in screenwriting.

With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose.

Meet UArts

Headshot of Loveis Wise in jungle
Loveis Wise

BFA '18

Recent grad commissioned to illustrate cover of The New Yorker
Jonathan Lyndon Chase
Jonathan Lyndon Chase

BFA '13 (Painting)

Recently Exhibited at the LSU Museum of Art
Raphael Krause-Palit headshot
Raphael Krause-Palit


Music - Instrumental Performance
Hometown: Sparta, NJ
Yazzmeen Laidler BFA '17 (Dance)
Yazzmeen Laidler

BFA '16

Member of the World-Renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
The Coolest City in America
Anchored on the vibrant Avenue of the Arts, our campus is located in the cultural district of Center City—the heart of downtown Philadelphia.

UArts Makerspace

The University of the Arts’ Makerspace is a digital and traditional fabrication studio that is a major opportunity for the entire UArts community.

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#uartist is a celebration of the boundless creativity of the UArts community. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to share their work with us via Instagram by including #uartist.

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See upcoming events in UArts galleries, performance spaces and around campus in Philadelphia.

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