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Lightbox Film Center and Ars Nova Partner to Present ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day’
August 13, 2020, 11:27 am
Beginning Aug. 14 and running through Aug.
Carrie Mae Weems Installation Highlights COVID-19’s Impact on Communities of Color
August 11, 2020, 2:10 pm
This month, renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems brings her public art project, Resist Covid Take 6!, to University of the Arts and the city of Philadelphia. The project highlights how the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately harmed Black, Latinx and Native American communities.
UArts Alumni Receive New Philadelphia Fellowships for Black Artists
August 11, 2020, 1:55 pm
Two UArts alumni, Devon Harrison BFA ’19 (Animation and Glass) and Breyanna Maples BFA ’18 (Dance), received the first-ever Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists, which was launched this year by Mural Arts
UArts Announces Undergraduate Collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University
July 16, 2020, 10:53 am
Letter from Dean Elman to Creative Writing Incoming and Returning Students
June 30, 2020, 2:47 pm
To our wonderful Creative Writers,
Critical Studies Fall 2020 Course updates
June 29, 2020, 1:58 pm
While your creative writing courses this fall will be a mix of in-person and online, all of your critical studies classes will be fully-online.
Message from Zach Savich, Outgoing Director of Creative Writing
June 29, 2020, 1:41 pm
Dear Creative Writers:
18 UArts Alumni Behind Your Screen
June 29, 2020, 9:25 am
Did you know about all the incredible UArts alumni behind the bingeable TV shows, movies and video games keeping you occupied in quarantine?
Here are just a few.
Kym Moore Appointed Dean of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at University of the Arts
June 25, 2020, 2:17 pm
Kym Moore, an innovative and imaginative leader, theater-maker and scholar who continues to demonstrate the interconnected power of creative disciplines to impact and shape our reality, will join University of the Arts as dean of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts.
Walter Dallas Leaves Behind a Legendary Legacy
June 24, 2020, 4:40 pm
Walter Dallas—the first director of UArts’ Theater program and a legendary figure in Philadelphia’s theater history—passed away on May 3. The Atlanta-born actor, director and educator was renowned for his craft, having worked with prominent actors such as Viola Davis, who he directed in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, among others.
Alumni Band ILL Doots Talks With UArts
June 22, 2020, 2:40 pm
UArts sat down virtually with alumni band ILL Doots as they prepared for their July 10 virtual concert for their new album, The Mess. The concert, which was originally planned as an in-person event at Johnny Brenda’s, will now be live on YouTube. ILL Doots is a hip hop band whose music includes elements of funk, jazz, rock & soul.
19 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth
June 18, 2020, 11:33 am
Juneteenth—also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day and Cel-Liberation Day—is celebrated annually on June 19, and commemorates and honors the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the U.S.
UArts Community Message from David Yager on Anti-Racism Actions
June 10, 2020, 6:19 pm
Dear students, faculty and staff,