Philadelphia & UArts

Discover an education where culture and classwork are intrinsically linked.

Anchored on the vibrant Avenue of the Arts, our campus is located in the cultural district of Center City—the heart of downtown Philadelphia. Our campus is literally embedded in culture, so it’s no surprise that artists, designers, performers, writers and creative individuals of all kinds call UArts—and Philly—home.

You’ll get to know local art organizations, galleries, museums, theaters, venues and more as our accomplished faculty of practicing professionals utilize industry connections to offer networking opportunities and behind-the-scenes experiences. UArts connects students to a wide variety of internships with local organizations. Alumni can be seen around Philadelphia practicing in a variety of fields as Philadelphia’s regional arts and culture sector has a $4.1B effect on the area’s economy and creates the equivalent of 55,225 full-time jobs. (Agenda: Prosperity, a 2017 study by Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance)

Imagine living less than one block away from the Kimmel Center, home to the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra and Pennsylvania Ballet. Consider the possibility of an impromptu weekday visit to the sculpture garden at the Philadelphia Museum of Art or an evening cappuccino at the Barnes.

Philly FringeArts

Many students, faculty, staff and alumni from across the UArts community participate in Philadelphia's FringeArts. From immersive media to classics re-imagined, FringeArts presents leading, world-class performances. Only in Philly can this kind of synergy exist to put on unique, experimental performance art year-after-year. See why FringeArts calls Philly home.

Live Music

From cafe pop-ups to symphony music halls, Philly's music scene offers variety of genre and experience all steps away from UArts' campus. See why people come from all over the world to check out the local music Philly has to offer. Or, find a stage to make your rock star dreams come true.

See a Concert

Philadelphia is your campus.

226 Performance venues
156 Design studios
162 Galleries
104 Museums
235 Nightspots
65 Miles of bike trails

150 Parks

3,441 Places to eat

137 Landmarks

1 Aquarium

1 Zoo