UArtist Day of Giving, Feb. 27

The fifth annual UArtist Day of Giving on Feb. 27 is a 24-hour campaign for the entire UArts community. Make your gift to the school or UArts cause you care about most, and help unlock matching funds in support of our students.

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Advancing Human Creativity


University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for nearly 150 years. 

After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 22 undergraduate arts majors, 12 graduate programs, and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity.

Meet UArts

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Loveis Wise

BFA '18

Illustration (BFA)
Artist who twice illustrated covers for The New Yorker magazine
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Cameron Rogers

BFA ’22

Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (BS)
Digital marketing and strategy specialist for Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s entertainment agency.
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Xenia Matthews

BFA '21

Film (BFA)
Film maker whose 2022 film OURIKA! was selected for the 2023 edition of Sundance Film Festival
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Jack Hopewell

BFA ’22

Theater - Musical Theater (BFA)
Landed the lead role in the national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar just months after graduating.
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Philadelphia & UArts
The Coolest City in the U.S.
Anchored on the vibrant Avenue of the Arts, our campus is located in the cultural district of Center City—the heart of downtown Philadelphia.

Laurie Wagman Recording Studios

These state-of-the-art facilities are dedicated to exploring all facets of music production including composition, sound design, digital and analog recording, mixing and mastering.

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University Centers

UArts is reimagining the arts university experience. In addition to the distinct opportunity to study outside your major and in Philadelphia’s vibrant cultural center, we’re breaking new ground for creative exploration, expression and learning, year after year.

Explore Centers

Rentals at UArts

Host your next event in the heart of Center City on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. Discover our unique venues and facilities and treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind experience.

Discover our Spaces

UArtist

#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.

Explore Works

Calendar of Events

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

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Equal Opportunities and Nondiscrimination at UArts


In order to create the conditions necessary for human creativity to flourish, University of the Arts is committed to fostering individual and artistic integrity and inclusion by promoting and respecting self-expression, a wide range of ideas, and diversity in all of its forms. UArts does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information, in any of its programs, activities or employment and admission practices.

Questions and complaints pertaining to UArts’ commitment to its nondiscrimination policies and its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility initiatives can be directed to the director for Title IX, equity and compliance at 215-717-6362 or titleix@uarts.edu.

Access UArts’ inclusion resources.