Thank you to everyone who participated in Summer Institute 2020. Stay tuned for Summer Institute 2021 information coming in January.

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UArts staff is currently working remotely. Please direct all questions and inquiries to



Note: Information below reflects cancelled summer 2020 on-campus programs.

Art, Media & Design

Experiment, build skills, and expand your perspective on contemporary artmaking during 4-weeks of college-level art + design courses, critiques, and visits to Philly's museums and cultural institutions.

Creative Writing

Expand your writing practice and develop your voice in a constructive workshop setting that focuses on contemporary approaches to creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and scriptwriting across 4-weeks.


Develop both physically and artistically in this 3-week program under the guidance of internationally renowned dancers and choreographers within a community that is as serious about dance as you are.


The Kimmel Center & the University of the Arts present this dynamic 2-week intensive, where instrumentalists and vocalists explore technique, repertoire, and performance while working with master-level artists.

Music Industry & Technology

Merge your love of music with professional skills—including recording, mixing digital audio, and stream­ing— while collaborating with peers and professionals and gaining real-world experience during this 3-week program.


Deepen your individual artistry and sharpen your performance skills, working closely with exceptional theater professionals who will challenge and inspire you in this 4-week program.

2-Week Studio Workshops

These visual arts workshops deliver the same superior faculty in an abbreviated schedule, focusing on one subject area for two weeks of studio time and exploration.

If you would like to meet with a staff member, please contact us to schedule an appointment at our Center City Philadelphia office.  
Philadelphia Virtual Campus Tours: Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange for a virtual tour:  or  (215) 717 - 6049


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