Admit One

To welcome you and your family to our community of artists, designers, performers and writers, we’ve created an event for you called Admit One.

During Admit One, you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to be a student on a campus full of inspiration. You’ll meet current students, hear from faculty and alumni, and get to know your future collaborators. Your creative adventure starts here!

Our Admit One 2022 event has passed, but you can join us for a student-led virtual or in-person campus visit! Learn about our programs, and explore our Center City Philadelphia neighborhood. Each visit begins with an information session with current students and an admissions counselor.

Register for a visit.

Effective April 1, we are no longer requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for campus visitors. All visitors must wear a mask that securely covers their nose and mouth at all times while on campus unless actively eating or drinking.

Schedule of Events

Admit One 2022 on Discord

March–Aug., 2022
Join the Admit One 2022 Discord server! There, you’ll meet your future collaborators in channels broken out by school. You can match up with other artists looking for roommates or fellow commuter students. Current UArtists will be online during the weeks leading up to Admit One to answer your questions about life at UArts. The Discord link and invitation are sent via email to admitted students. Contact if you have not yet received the invite.

UArts Gallery

Discover what makes the UArts community unique! Explore current student work, events and exhibitions, screenings, visiting artist talks and more.


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Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Spring 2022 Events

The Brind School is working with the spring season directors to create dynamic and groundbreaking theater experiences. Performances include musicals, screenplays, workshops and senior projects. All events are ticketed.

See the spring 2022 season.


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BIPOC Feature Mag (BFM)

BFM is a digital magazine showcasing Black, Indigenous and other students of color at UArts, and is published by the DEIA Fellows. The magazine amplifies the work of BIPOC artists by giving them a platform made for them and designed by them.

Read BFM.


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Dance Festival of Senior Thesis Works & Symposium

Explore senior thesis works and a symposium by Dance students. You can also see projects and exhibitions by School of Dance faculty and guest artists. 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 thesis works and symposium.


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School of Design First Year Core

The School of Design First Year Core is a unique and critical experience for all undergraduate Design majors. These collaborative courses will expose you to multiple modes of practice and technologies, while providing a solid grounding in design thinking, drawing as thinking, communication, audience and meaning, design technology, and collaboration and team building.

Explore the core courses and see student work.


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“Use the Door” by Sage Salvatore BFA ’21 (Animation)

Animation Fall 2021 Show

Discover student works from the Animation program. This end-of-semester show features work from the graduating Class of 2022 and others.

Watch the show.


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Image by Lexi Hagelgans '22 (Illustration)

Underground Pool

Underground Pool is the result of student collaboration, featuring work across majors, from writing and visual arts to multimedia and performance. The theme for the 2021 online edition of Underground Pool was “containment.” Underground Pool is published by the Creative Writing program and edited and designed by students in the Creative Writing and Graphic Design programs.

View the 2021 issue.


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UArts Radio

Supported by the Music Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology BFA program, UArts Radio is an online radio station and blog bringing you the latest in music, culture and events. Students and faculty advisors contribute as bloggers, curators and DJs.

Visit UArts Radio.


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School of Music Student Performances

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

Watch student performances.


Graduating Student Thesis Showcases

Class of 2021 Student Thesis Showcases

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


School of Music's YouTube Channel

Watch performances from UArts ensembles, students, faculty and guest artists.

Visit School of Music on YouTube.


UArts’ YouTube Channel

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

Visit UArts on YouTube. 


In case you can’t make Admit One, register for a virtual or in-person campus visit to take a student-led tour and to ask current students any questions you have about life at UArts. 

Masks that securely cover the nose and mouth are mandatory in all indoor settings except in designated eating or drinking areas.

Visit UArts.

Contact Us


Contact your admissions counselor, email or call 215-717-6049.

Go to the Admissions webpage.

Student Financial Services (SFS)

SFS helps thousands of students plan for a UArts education each year. Contact the office at or 215-717-6170.

Learn more about Student Financial Services.

The Office of Residence Life & Community Standards

We can help you with all matters related to housing, including processes and room changes, residential programming and transition support. Email or call 215-717-6970.

Learn more about housing.

Additional Resources

Secure your space! Deposit today.

To accept our offer of admission, as well as reserve a space in campus housing, submit your deposit.

Save your spot.

Visit the New Student Page

This page provides in-depth information about securing housing, finalizing financial aid, registering for classes and much more. Bookmark it!

Visit the New Student Page.

Residence Halls

See what it's like to live on campus. Visit our residence halls virtually, and learn more about housing.

Learn about Housing.


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

Explore works by UArtists.


Office of Admissions
800-616-2787 x 6049