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The deadline for registration is the first day of classes, space permitting.

Courses fill quickly, so be sure to register early.  If you are registering using the registration form, please include a second choice.

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Parents/Guardians of students registered 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 the University of the Arts Saturday School. I hereby grant to the 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 website of the School of Critical & Professional Studies with the Center for Engagement 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.

Requests for a change/switch of course will be processed until the first day of the semester. Requests to change/switch courses submitted after the first day of the semester will be considered as a request to withdraw, subject to the Saturday School refund policy. It is not our policy to transfer registration from one semester to another.

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UArts reserves the right to deny registration to any student based upon the student’s prior behavior or actions in a previous class, program or workshop at the University.

Additionally, any current student may be dismissed from his/her class and the program if found to be disruptive or behaving inappropriately in class or on the University campus. Students dismissed from any UArts Pre-College Program will be denied admission to future terms and programs.

Students in the Division of Continuing Studies are expected to adhere to a Student Code of Conduct.

While we make every effort to run all scheduled classes and events, it is sometimes necessary to cancel classes due to emergencies or severe weather.  To find out if Pre-College Saturday classes have been canceled due to emergency, snow or other inclement weather:

  • Check the UArts main page for an alert
  • Check the Pre-College page for an alert
  • Call the UArts weather hotline at 215-717-6996 and listen to the recorded message.  There will be a recorded message after 8:30 am on Saturdays only if there is a cancellation. No refunds or make-up classes will be scheduled as a result of a cancellation.

When the campus is closed, all on-campus events (including Pre-College classes) are canceled.

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Many of the Pre-College Saturday School courses use nude models to help students build a strong foundation of observational skills. Students should anticipate the use of nude models in the following courses: Drawing I, Drawing II, Figure Drawing, Painting I, Painting II, and Portfolio Preparation. Saturday School courses are college-level, and Pre-College students are expected to behave with maturity and professionalism in the presence of a model.

Some instructors may include a field trip or walking tour as part of the curriculum. Parents/guardians sign consent on the registration form, which permits their child to attend these trips.

In the unfortunate event that UArts Pre-College must cancel a course due to low enrollment, parents/guardians and students will be notified and students will have the option of taking another course or receiving a full refund.


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Pre-College Programs
211 S. Broad St, Terra Hall 909
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 717 - 6430