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.


Check back in late summer to register for fall 2024 and spring 2025 Saturday School classes.

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

Students must apply for scholarships prior to registration. Students who are already registered for a Pre-College Saturday School course will be ineligible for a scholarship for that term and retroactive refunds will not be processed.

Course Offerings

Saturday School classes typically include offerings in the following disciplines:

  • Acting

  • Animation

  • Creative writing

  • Design

  • Digital Filmmaking

  • Drawing

  • Illustration

  • Painting

  • Photography

  • Printmaking

  • Sculpture

Tuition & Fees

The cost of a 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. Additional material costs are the responsibility of the student and will vary by course. 

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


Request more info

Contact Pre-College
Pre-College Programs
211 S. Broad St., Terra Hall 910
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 717 - 6430

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