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The Place of Choice
With more than 30 majors, 30 minors, 13 graduate programs and a PhD in Creativity, we're the only arts school in America that makes it possible to work and collaborate across traditional boundaries.

Innovative Education for 140 Years
Established 1876, we're proud of our part in the rich history of arts education in the United States. The University of the Arts we celebrate today now serves as an influential, innovative leader in arts education.

The Coolest City in America
Anchored on the vibrant Avenue of the Arts, our campus is located in the cultural district of Center City--the heart of downtown Philadelphia.



World-Class Creative Facilities
From professional performance venues to state-of-the-art studio space, we invite you to explore our galleries, performance spaces, maker spaces, and more.


Top-Level Faculty
UArts faculty are practicing visual and performing arts professionals who regularly exhibit and perform in some of the world's more renowned venues.

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Philadelphia is your campus. Anchored on the vibrant Avenue of the Arts, our campus is located in the cultural district of Center City—the heart of downtown Philadelphia.

The cost of college shouldn't stop you from pursuing your dream. The following resources are available for students to help pay for their education:

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  • Student Employment or Work Study
  • Scholarships
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Admission to UArts is contingent on the submission of your creative work through a portfolio, writing sample or in-person audition. This also helps us determine your scholarship eligibility.

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Undergraduate Degrees


  • Animation
  • Art Education (BFA+MAT)
  • Ceramics
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Expanded Drawing & Print Media
  • Fibers and Textile Studies
  • Film
  • Game Art
  • Glass
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Jewelry / Metals
  • Music - Composition
  • Music - Instrumental Performance
  • Music - Vocal Performance
  • Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology
  • Music Education (BM+MAT)
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Screenwriting
  • Sculpture
  • Theater - Acting
  • Theater - Directing, Playwriting + Production
  • Theater - Musical Theater
  • Theater Design + Technology
  • Wood / Furniture

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Open to All Majors

  • Advertising Practices
  • Animation
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Business
  • Ceramics
  • Creative Writing
  • Design, Art & Technology
  • Fibers and Textile Studies
  • Figuritive Illustration
  • Film & Video
  • Film & Media Studies
  • Game Design
  • Glass
  • History of Visual Arts
  • Jewelry
  • Music
  • Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Photography
  • Print Media
  • Screenwriting
  • Songwriting
  • Studio Photography
  • Typography
  • Web and Mobile Design
  • Wood / Furniture


Open to Related Majors

  • Art Education
  • Music Education
  • Musical Theater

Graduate Degrees

  • Art Education (MAT)
  • Book Arts and Printmaking (MFA)
  • Crafts (Certificate)
  • Dance (MFA)
  • Education Program Design (MEd)
  • Education Technology (MEd)
  • Jazz Studies (MM)
  • Museum Education (MA)
  • Museum Exhibition Planning and Design (MFA)
  • Museum Studies (MA)
  • Music Education (MAT, MM)
  • Product Design (MDes)
  • Studio Art (MFA)
  • Theater - Devised Performance (MFA + Certificate)


  • PhD in Creativity

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