A student is working on a drawing, the viewer is looking at the student's head and shoulders. They have black and blonde streaked dreadlocks and a white teeshirt. The photograph has a gradient from pink on the left to gold on the right.

Saturday School Classes & Registration

Do Saturdays differently.

Saturday School offers in-person writing, performing and visual art classes for students in grades 9–12. Work with creative professionals and UArts faculty who deliver innovative classes designed to prepare young actors, writers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs to navigate their art form.

Saturday School In-Person Vaccination Policy

In support of UArts’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community, the university has updated its immunization requirements for students to include a COVID-19 vaccine, and will also require all faculty and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • COVID-19 boosters will be required for all eligible, in-person students prior to the start of classes, or within 30 days of becoming eligible, in accordance with CDC guidance

  • Students registering for in-person courses must certify their vaccination status at the time of registration.  

We encourage all to visit vaccines.gov to help you find clinics, pharmacies and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Learn more about the university’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, including FAQs.

Spring 2023 Courses & Workshops


Feb. 11–April 1

Classes run eight Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Registration for Spring Saturday School classes has passed

Workshops run for one or two Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4p.m.

All payments are due at the time of registration. Payments may be made by American Express, MasterCard, VISA or checking account transfer.

Spring 2023 Workshops


Music Workshops

April 1, 2023: Intro to Recording & Audio Synthesis

In this day-long workshop, you will learn different approaches to audio synthesis and recording. In a computer lab, you will explore digital synthesis techniques through an introduction to audio programming. A hands-on demonstration of analog synthesis techniques will expose you to the unique collection of vintage instruments and hardware in the UArts synthesizer studio. Finally, you will be introduced to the Laurie Wagman Recording Studios and live studio techniques for recording, processing and mixing audio.

Register for this workshop. 


Art, Design & Writing Workshops

April 1: Animal Drawing 

Learn how to draw animals! Develop an understanding of animal anatomy, working with live animals at the Philadelphia Zoo! Translating movement and gesture while working from observation will be emphasized.

Register for this workshop. 

Tuition & Fees

The cost of a spring 2023 Saturday School course is $415, which includes $400 for tuition and a $15 nonrefundable registration and materials fee. There will be a transaction fee, of which the amount depends on the method of payment.

The cost for a one- or two-day Saturday School workshop is either $65 or $115, which includes $50 per day for tuition and a $15 nonrefundable registration and materials fee. There will be a transaction fee, of which the amount depends on the method of payment.

Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.

Parental Consent

Parents, guardians and support systems of students registered for Saturday School courses are subject to the following policy.

Parental Consent

I hereby give my consent for my child to participate in Saturday School courses including the possibility of nude models or field trips, as scheduled by instructors at University of the Arts Saturday School. I hereby grant to University of the Arts the right to the use of or to reproduce, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribute photographic, videotaped or other images of my child and/or their artwork, as well as university-related works derived from said images, for use in connection with the activities of the university or for promoting, publicizing or explaining the university or its activities. This grant includes, without limitations, the right to publish such images as public relations/promotional materials, such as marketing and admissions publications, advertisements, fundraising materials, and any other university-related publications or web content. Each student is responsible for observing all regulations in the brochures and on the website that may affect academic progress, financial obligations, relationships with university authorities, transferability of credits and acceptance of credits for certification, as well as knowing regulations regarding withdrawals, refunds, deadlines, program changes and academic policy.

It would never have occurred to me that I could have a career doing something related to art without my Pre-College experience.
— Liz O'Donnell Illustration (BFA)


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