Visit UArts

Visit and learn more about UArts’ undergraduate programs.

Whether you’re ready to submit an application or just starting to learn about UArts, connect with us. UArts offers a range of ways to visit, from virtual visits and remote special events, to in-person campus tours and portfolio reviews. Explore the options below or contact us today for more information.

All on-campus events are limited to students and guests who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and visitors must provide proof of vaccination. Masks that securely cover the nose and mouth are mandatory in all indoor settings except in designated eating or drinking areas.

Prospective graduate students: These events are designed for prospective undergraduate students. Contact admissions@uarts.edu to learn more about our graduate programs or attend our Virtual Graduate Information Session.

Find your graduate program. 

Virtual Visits and Campus Tours

Experience UArts.

Join us for an in-person or virtual student-led visit! Learn about our programs and explore our Center City Philadelphia neighborhood. You’ll get a taste of what it’s like to be a student here when you see our residence halls, dining facilities and explore creative workspaces.

Each visit will begin with an information session with current students and an admissions counselor.

Advance registration is required. Click on the link below to find available dates and times, which are listed in Eastern Time.

Register for a virtual visit or in-person campus tour.
 

Schedule Your Portfolio Review

Art, Design and Film Portfolio Review

Before you officially submit your portfolio, we encourage you to schedule your one-on-one virtual or in-person portfolio review with an admissions counselor. Receive feedback and guidance on how to continue to develop your portfolio. Register by clicking the link below and selecting a date and time. Note that times are listed in the U.S. Eastern time zone.

Learn more about our portfolio requirements.

Register for a portfolio review.

National Portfolio Days
UArts will be at the following National Portfolio Day events.

  • Sept. 26, 2021: Virtual

  • Oct. 2, 2021: Boston

  • Oct. 3, 2021: New York City

  • Oct. 9, 2021: Philadelphia

  • Oct. 17, 2021: Chicago

  • Oct. 30, 2021: Virtual

  • Nov. 7, 2021: San Diego

  • Nov. 13, 2021: San Francisco

  • Nov. 14, 2021: Seattle

  • Nov. 20, 2021: Virtual

  • Dec. 10, 2021: Virtual

  • Jan. 9, 2022: Virtual

  • Jan. 22, 2022: Miami

  • Jan, 23, 2022: Sarasota

  • Feb. 18, 2022: Virtual

  • May 21, 2022: Virtual

Sign up to attend a portfolio day.
 

Transfer Nights

As a transfer student, your questions, experience and schedule differ from first-year students coming from high school. We designed a series of virtual one-on-one information sessions with you in mind.  

During your virtual 25-minute meeting with an admissions counselor, you’ll discuss transfer-specific information about our programs, admission process and financial aid. You’ll also receive a preliminary transfer credit evaluation when you submit a copy of your college transcript(s) in advance. Transcripts can be emailed to admissions@uarts.edu.

Register for a Transfer Information Session.
 

Virtual Open House

There’s no better way to get to know UArts than by attending our virtual Open House, which will feature live events that give you deeper insight into our creative community. Meet our award-winning faculty, and experience firsthand how inspiring life as a UArts student can be.

  • Fall Virtual Open House: Oct. 25–Nov. 4, 2021

Registration will open soon. Learn more about virtual Open House.
 

Admit One

Admit One is our annual admitted student event. During Admit One, you’ll meet current students, hear from faculty and alumni, and get to know your fellow incoming classmates. You’ll also experience creative short courses made by programs across the university.

Learn more about Admit One.
 

Questions?

Contact your admissions counselor or email admissions@uarts.edu to learn more about visiting UArts and your desired program.