Integrity & Diversity

We are a supportive community committed to individual and artistic integrity and inclusion. We promote and respect self-expression, a wide range of ideas, and diversity in all its forms.

With a focus on excellence, we inspire, challenge and support the unconventional thinkers, dreamers and doers who are passionate about using their creative works to impact society.

Philadelphia has a great, tightly knit art scene that is also incredibly accessible. Everyone knows everyone, so it’s easy.
— Olivia Jia BFA '17 (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts)


Check out some of the work the UArts community is producing. #UArtist is a celebration of the boundless creativity of the UArts community.

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Philly & UArts:
The intersection of living & learning

Welcome, Unicorns!

As one of the most beloved mythical beasts in the universe, “unicorn” is often used to describe people who truly stand out, who are deeply talented in numerous areas, who see the world differently and who encourage others to see it that way, too. Unicorns are unique individuals. This is why Arty the unicorn is UArts’ official mascot.

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Calendar of Events

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

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