The Place of Choice

We’re the only art school in the U.S. that allows our students to collaborate across traditional lines. Painters can minor in piano, dancers can study film, guitarists can take classes in screenwriting.

With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose.

UArts Dancers Perform with Beyoncé & Jay-Z

Dance alumni Dominique Loude '17 and Ashley Seldon '07 perform in the recent video "Apes**t," filmed at the Louvre, Paris.

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UArts Illustrators Get New Yorker Covers

Two generations of UArts graduates illustrate June 2018 issues of the New Yorker; recent grad, Loveis Wise BFA ’18 and Harry Bliss BFA '90.

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Our New Makerspace

Construction is underway for a state of the art makerspace to serve as catalyst for collaboration, experimentation and innovation.

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Meet UArts

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Loveis Wise

BFA '18

Illustration
Recent grad commissioned to illustrate cover of The New Yorker
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Jon Williams

'19

Music - Vocal Performance
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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Frank Jimenez

'19

Theater - Acting
Hometown: West New York, New Jersey
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Stephanie Valdivia

'18

Film
Video Intern for NFL's Philadelphia Eagles; hometown: Miami
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.

News & Events

New Yorker Illustration

Recent grad, UArts alumna Loveis Wise BFA ’18 (Illustration), was commissioned to illustrate the cover of The New Yorker

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UArts + Art Alliance

Leading century-old cultural institutions to join together, creating Philadelphia Art Alliance at the University of the Arts

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Calendar of Events

See upcoming events in UArts galleries, performance spaces and around campus in Philadelphia.

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