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COVID-19 update: In order to keep our community healthy, we have shifted from in-person, on-campus portfolio reviews, auditions and interviews to virtual creative requirement submissions. Follow the instructions for your program of interest, and if you have any questions, email admissions@uarts.edu or call 215-717-6049.

You can also see more of our campus by taking a virtual tour.

Learn more about UArts' response to COVID-19.

Art, Design, Film

Portfolio Review Days: 
Applicants can submit their portfolios via Slideroom.  However, and whenever possible, we encourage you to meet with a member of the faculty or admissions staff for an in-person review.  In-person reviews allow us to get to know each other, to ask questions, and for us to get a sense of your passion, interests, and experiences in ways that can't be done in a digital review. 

First-time freshmen applicants interested in an in-person review should call 800-616-2787 x 6049 to schedule a portfolio review. Transfer students will be contacted by the Office of Admissions to arrange a portfolio review once all college transcripts have been received and evaluated. An official review will only be conducted for students who have submitted an application.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm
    Portfolio Reviews are offered on-campus Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. A portfolio review provides you the opportunity to have an Admissions counselor or faculty member review your portfolio in its current stage and offer recommendations for additional pieces that may enhance your portfolio overall. A submitted application is not required to schedule a portfolio review.
  • University of the Arts participates in National Portfolio Day events around the country, to give students an opportunity to show their in-progress portfolios in an informal setting for feedback and guidance.

Dance, Music, Theater

Audition/Interview Days:
Students are asked to select their preferred audition or interview date when completing the application. You will receive an email confirming your requested audition date within 48 hours of submitting the application. Please do not make travel arrangements until your audition date is confirmed. An application for admission must be submitted to the Office of Admissions at least 2 weeks prior to the requested Audition/Interview day.

  • On-Campus Audition Dates
    November 16, 2019
    December 7, 2019
    January 25, 2020
    February 15, 2020
    February 29, 2020
    March 21, 2020*
    April 11, 2020*
    *We are shifting from on-campus, in person auditions and interviews to online submissions. Please submit your creative materials via getacceptd.com/uarts.
  • Theater, Off-Campus Opportunities
    January 18-19, 2020 - New York, New York (Unifieds)
    February 3-6, 2020 - Chicago, Illinois (Unifieds)
    February 8-9, 2020 - Los Angeles, California (Unifieds)
  • Dance, Off-Campus Opportunities
    January 19, 2020 - The Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL
    February 1, 2020 - The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
    February 8, 2020 - Luckman Theater, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA
    February 15, 2020 - Atlanta Ballet, 1695 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA