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Virtual Graduate Info Session

Get to know the numerous and varied graduate programs at UArts by exploring our Virtual Graduate Info Session. Meet program directors, current students and faculty, and learn more about how you can advance your creativity at UArts.

Our 2021–2022 Virtual Grad Info Sessions will take place

  • Thursday, March 17, 2022, 6–7 p.m. EST

You can also explore the introductory videos below at any time to learn more about our graduate programs.

UArts offers a wide range of low-residency, online, part-time, intensive and two-year degree options. Find your program.

If you have any questions, contact us at gps@uarts.edu.

If you are a prospective undergraduate student, visit our Admissions page.


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Graduate Admissions Process

Our step-by-step admissions process is outlined on each program’s page. Find your program and click the How to Apply tab to learn more about your program's application requirements. Contact Admissions: admissions@uarts.edu.

Learn more about tuition, financial aid and scholarships.

Virtual Information Fair

Our Virtual Information Fair is a collection of introductory videos and frequently asked questions from departments across the university. You can visit the content any time to learn more about International Student Programs, Student Financial Services and University Libraries.

Welcome from International Student Programs.

Welcome from Student Financial Services.

Welcome from University Libraries.

Introduction to Graduate and Professional Programs

Art Education (MAT)

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Book Arts & Printmaking (MFA)

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Dance (MFA)

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Devised Performance (MFA & Certificate)

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Educational Program Design (MEd) and Educational Technology (MEd)

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Jazz Studies (MM)

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Museum Education (MA)

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Museum Exhibition Planning & Design (MFA) and Museum Studies (MA)

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Music Education (MAT)

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Music Education (MM)

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Product Design (MDes)

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UArts Gallery


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The Big Share

Explore projects and exhibitions by the School of Dance faculty, guests and students. You’re invited to wander and experience the contents of each project in your own time. Project pages will be available indefinitely, so enter, exit and return as you please.

Experience The Big Share.


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MEd Capstone Projects

The culminating experience in the Professional Institute for Educators (PIE) MEd programs is the formal capstone project. Each year, students in the Educational Program Design (MEd) and Educational Technology (MEd) programs complete a project that represents a unique reflection of their individual course of study. This capstone project ties together the sum of the MEd coursework taken in the program, and offers educators the choice of completing one of three projects according to educator interest and utility within the educator’s classroom, school or district. Options include a curriculum project, a research project or an action research project.

View the capstone projects.


The graduate jazz ensemble performs on stage. Musicians include a vibraphone player, trumpeter, drummer and bassist.

Jazz Studies (MM) Performances

Watch and listen to students, faculty, alumni and guest artists from the Jazz Studies (MM) program. From original music videos to graduate ensemble events, masterclasses and studio recorded albums, you’ll hear the unique artistic voice of the UArts community.

Listen to Jazz Studies (MM) performances.

Cloud wine rack design by Elmira Deldari MDes '20 (Product Design)

Product Design (MDes) Student Projects

Students in the Product Design (MDes) program focus on human-centered design, maker culture and entrepreneurship. Discover the award-winning, innovative projects that distinguish our students as artists and designers of the highest caliber.

Explore Product Design (MDes) student projects.



A window poster of people holding hands that reads "Don't Worry, We'll Hold Hands Again" from Resist Covid Take 6! by Carrie Mae Weems.


Resist Covid Take 6!

Conceived by Carrie Mae Weems and Pierre Loving, Resist Covid Take 6! aims to create an artist-driven public awareness campaign to educate and enlighten Black, Latinx and Native American communities about the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. UArts is the exclusive presenter of Weems’ project in Philadelphia, where billboards, creative messaging and public art has been installed around Center City to highlight the virus’ staggering death toll.

See the project and learn more.


Graduating Student Thesis Showcases

Class of 2021 Student Thesis Showcases

Explore the many virtual exhibits, galleries, projects, screenings and showcases that UArts programs have put together to feature student theses and works from the graduate program student Class of 2021. The diverse collections show the unique perspectives of UArts graduate students.

Explore the Class of 2021 Student Theses Showcases.


5 Questions with Visiting Artists

Visiting artists offer advice for aspiring professionals and answer questions about art education, collaboration, practice, portfolios and more. 



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School of Music Student Performances

Watch archived performances from the School of Music and other events held in our state-of-the-art, 140-seat Caplan Recital Hall. See where our ensembles—from ambient, hip hop and jazz, to funk/New Orleans and big band—perform. “The Caplan” hosts them all.

Watch student performances.


UArtist Playlist

There is a UArts playlist available, full of high energy tracks for studying, dreaming and creating. Showcasing the diverse talent and artistry of current students, faculty and alumni, #uartist is a celebration of the boundless creativity of the UArts community. No genre is off limits.


UArts’ YouTube Channel

Find out more about UArts students, alumni, visiting arts and more on our YouTube channel!

Visit UArts on YouTube. 

Contact Us


Email admissions@uarts.edu or call 215-717-6049 with any questions about the application process.

Learn more about graduate admissions.

Graduate and Professional Studies

Email gps@uarts.edu or call 215-717-6006 with any questions about graduate and professional studies.

Student Financial Services

SFS helps thousands of students plan for a UArts education each year. Contact finaid@uarts.edu or 215-717-6170.

Learn more about Student Financial Services.

International Student Programs

Contact Director of International Student Programs Mara Flamm with any questions regarding your I-20 or F-1 visa, the ESL Institute, and post-graduate life and employment. Email mflamm@uarts.edu or call 215-717-6621.

Learn more about International Student Programs.

Graduate programs

UArts offers a broad range of graduate programs in the visual and performing arts, design and education.

Find your program.


Check out #uartist campaign on Instagram! #UArtist celebrates the boundless creativity of the UArts community.

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Start your application

Begin your application today. Our Graduate and Professional Studies team will help you throughout the process.

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