Applying for admission to pursue an education in the arts: This is where dreams meet reality.

Imagine being part of a community of student artists who are creatively minded, yet career-driven. Imagine shaping your artistic abilities into lifelong professional skills. Imagine forming a lasting creative community and being mentored by innovative, working artists.

Imagine yourself at UArts.

Our interdisciplinary education, accomplished faculty of industry professionals and small class sizes prepare University of the Arts students for creative careers in the arts. UArts’ successful alumni network comprises more than 17,000 artists, performers, designers, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, lawyers and other professionals. Located in the cultural district of Center City Philadelphia, UArts encourages students to become immersed in the local, vibrant arts community.


Our application process is designed for us to get to know you and your skills, experiences and passions. Learn about the application process for your program, including priority deadlines.

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Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Read our response to the summer 2023 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

I chose UArts over all the other schools because the school valued artists coming together from their respective art media to collaborate and create something great.
— Michael Hirwan ’23