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.

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

Find your graduate program. 

Campus Tours

Experience UArts.

Join us for an in-person 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 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 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.

  • Virtual National Portfolio Day: September 10, 2023
  • Baltimore, Maryland: September 16, 2023
  • Washington, District of Columbia: September 17, 2023
  • Atlanta, Georgia: September 24, 2023
  • Houston, Texas: September 30, 2023
  • Dallas, Texas: October 1, 2023
  • New York, New York: October 7, 2023
  • Lakewood, Colorado: October 7, 2023
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: October 14, 2023
  • Chicago, Illinois: October 15, 2023
  • Mesa, Arizona: October 21, 2023
  • Columbus, Ohio: October 21, 2023
  • Virtual National Portfolio Day: October 27, 2023
  • Boston, Massachusetts: October 28, 2023
  • West Hartford, Connecticut: October 29, 2023
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: October 29, 2023
  • Toronto, Canada: November 4, 2023
  • San Diego, California: November 11, 2023
  • Pasadena, California: November 12, 2023
  • San Francisco, California: November 19, 2023
  • Virtual National Portfolio Day: December 3, 2023
  • Virtual National Portfolio Day: January 7, 2024
  • Miami, Florida: January 20, 2024
  • Sarasota, Florida: January 21, 2024
  • Virtual National Portfolio Day: May 4, 2024

Sign up to attend a portfolio day.

Ask Me Anything Sessions

Join current UArts students via Zoom to answer your questions about their experience being a UArtist. Learn about; why they chose UArts, student life, clubs and activities, navigating classes, what life in Philadelphia is like and more!  

These sessions will resume in the fall.

Transfer Information Sessions

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

During the 30-minute virtual information session with an admissions counselor, you'll discuss transfer-specific information about our programs, admission process and financial aid. 

Registration for our upcoming Transfer Information Session

Open House

There’s no better way to get to know UArts than by exploring our Open House, which will feature various presentations that give you deeper insight into our creative community. Meet our award-winning faculty, and ask questions firsthand to hear about what life is like as a UArts student.

Learn more about 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.

Learn more about Admit One.


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