Applying for admission to pursue an education rooted 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 students at our university for creative careers in the arts. UArts’ successful alumni network comprises over 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.


The application process is simple and straightforward, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. Our admission process operates on a rolling basis. 

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The fact that not only can you work with people within your specific majors, but can also cross majors and schools to work on projects is amazing. It builds connections and friendships that will last into our careers, and it’s beautiful that we get to build these connections starting our freshman year. I really, truly enjoy collaboration within UArts.”
— Jenna Cohen '21 Film (BFA)

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