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Admit One

Welcome to UArts!

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!

Admit One 2024 will be held in person on April 13, 2024.

Registration is closed. 

Schedule of Events

Admit One 


Saturday, April 13, 2024

You’ll spend the day on campus connecting with students, faculty, alumni and your fellow creatives. There will be breakout sessions by school and discipline and an information fair where you can learn more about life on campus, clubs, organizations and student activities. You’ll also be able to meet with our financial aid counselors to ask any financial questions you may have. Campus tours will be available throughout the day.

  • 9–9:15 a.m.
    • Welcome from UArts' President
  • 9:15–10:00 a.m.
    • Q&A with the Deans from the schools of art, dance, design, film, music and theater
  • 10:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
    • Admitted Students: Breakout sessions by school and/or program Families: Breakout session to learn about student and family support services at UArts
  • 12:00–2:00 p.m.
    • Information fair with Campus Life, Academic Advising, the UArts Store, student activities and more.  Appointments with Student Financial Services will be available to discuss any financial questions you may have.
    • Residence hall and campus tours

Email if you have any questions about the event.

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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UArts Gallery


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Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Spring 2023 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 2023 season.


A laptop showing a page titled 2020–2021 BIPOC Feature Mag

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 campus visit to take a student-led tour and to ask current students any questions you have about life at UArts. 

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