Admit One

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

During Admit One, you’ll meet current students, hear from faculty and alumni, and get to know your fellow incoming classmates.

Dates for spring 2022 Admit One and more information will be posted soon.

In the meantime, register for a virtual or in-person visit campus visit to take a student-led tour and to ask current students any questions you have about life at UArts. 

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.

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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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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 this year’s online edition of Underground Pool is “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 spring 2021 issue.


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Dance Festival of Senior Thesis Works & Symposium

Explore the senior thesis works and 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.


An illustration of an exhibition title, text reads William H. Ely Illustrations Senior Thesis March 26, 2021

2021 William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition

The Illustration program at UArts is proud to share the thesis projects of this year’s senior class—the result of a rigorous process of self-reflection, experimentation and refinement, resulting in a highly developed body of work based on a theme and market application. The exhibition is more than a showcase of each student’s dedication, talent and hard work; it marks a celebration of their individual creative voice, professionalism and refined sense of self as they embark on a new career.

Explore the exhibition.


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Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Fall 2021 Events

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

See the fall 2021 season.


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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.


A graphic design of a book on selective mutism. The open page of the book featured icons shaped as people on one page and information with black and green text on the other page.

Hayley Romansky ‘21 (Graphic Design) “Relapsing to Silence”

Liftoff! 2021

Liftoff! is the spring exhibition for the School of Design at UArts, showcasing student work from four programs: Graphic Design, Illustration, MDes Product Design and MFA Museum Exhibition Planning & Design. This exhibition doesn't mark the end of our students’ academic years but marks the beginning of their professional careers.

Experience Liftoff!


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

Animation Senior Show 2021

 Discover student works from the Animation program. The end-of-semester show features work from the graduating class of 2021.

Watch the show.


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.


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.


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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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Five Films from Lightbox Film Center

Lightbox is a longstanding hub for cutting-edge cinema in Philadelphia. As a UArts student, you’ll have free access to Lightbox screenings on campus and special virtual events. In the meantime, Lightbox Film Center Director Jesse Pires has curated this set of five free short films that capture the unique and innovative approach to filmmaking that Lightbox brings to the foreground

Watch the films.


5 Questions with Visiting Artists

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


“With a Little Help From My Friends”

The Class of 2020 students from the School of Music perform a virtual rendition of “With a Little Help From My Friends,” a UArts tradition.



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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

A UArts high-energy playlist is available 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.


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 more on our YouTube channel!

Visit UArts on YouTube. 

Contact Us


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


Student Financial Services (SFS)

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

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. Contact: or 215-717-6970.


Additional Resources

Secure your space! Deposit today.

You may always deposit at a later date—online or by phone or mail. Just remember, a tuition deposit submitted by June 1 guarantees your space in the incoming class. After June 1, deposits will be accepted as long as space remains available. Tuition deposits are refundable until June 1.

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 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 #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