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Visionary Gift Launches Transformational Campaign
October 22, 2018, 4:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA, PA October 22, 2018 -- The University of the Arts is proud to announce the launch of “Uniquely UArts: the Campaign for Creative Capital.” The $50 million fundraising campaign will impact every facet of the UArts experience from investment in faculty and visiting artists, to new indoor and outdoor community spaces, to innovative programming that will offer students fresh perspectiv
UArts Day 2018 Participation Highlights
October 8, 2018, 3:26 pm
The second annual UArts Day was held on Friday, October 6, with almost 1,000 students participating in a wide variety of activities. UArts Day is a campus-wide celebration that builds community, expands our connections to Philadelphia and strengthens the creative and professional skills of our students.
UArts Alumni and Faculty Nominated for Barrymore Awards for Philadelphia Theater
September 24, 2018, 1:52 pm
Congratulations to more than a dozen UArts alumni, faculty and staff who are nominated for 2018 Barrymore Awards, the highest honor in Philadelphia theater. The awards are given annually by Theatre Philadelphia, an organization dedicated to bringing together and celebrating Philadelphia's diverse and growing theatre community.
2017 Film Alum Working on John Oliver's Emmy-Winning "Last Week Tonight"
September 19, 2018, 11:17 am
Congratulations to Caitlin Riggsbee BFA '17 (Film), a research assistant on John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight." Which took home the Emmy Award for Best Variety Talk Series at the 70th annual Emmy awards on September 17. That marks the third consecutive victory in the category for the HBO late-night show.
Renowned Artist Daniel Clayman Named Effron Family Endowed Chair in Glass
August 9, 2018, 4:09 pm
Acclaimed contemporary glass artist Daniel Clayman has begun his tenure at UArts as the Effron Family Endowed Chair in Glass, leading the Glass concentration in
Music Alum Adam Blackstone Nominated for Emmy for Super Bowl LII Halftime Show
August 9, 2018, 4:04 pm
Congratulations to music alumnus Adam Blackstone '04 (Bass) for his Emmy nomination for Music Direction for the Super Bowl LII halftime show with Justin Timberlake. More than 110 million people watched the event, in addition to the 66,000 fans in the stadium.
Launching the First-Ever Ph.D. in Creativity
July 25, 2018, 1:04 pm
Creativity is at the center of innovation in every field.
$300,000 Grant Awarded to UArts for School of Dance “Pop-Up Performance Experience” at Philadelphia Art Alliance
July 3, 2018, 8:59 am
Second consecutive year UArts receives a $300k grant from Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
For the second year in a row, the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage has awarded the University of the Arts a $300,000 project grant.
UArts Developing New “Makerspace” for Students Across All Programs
July 1, 2018, 8:52 am
The University of the Arts is developing a new “Makerspace,” a digital and traditional fabrication studio that will be a major opportunity for the entire UArts community.
Quite a Month: Two UArts Illustration Alumni Illustrate Covers of The New Yorker
July 1, 2018, 7:59 am
UArts Illustration alumni are on a roll. In June, two of them received sought-after commissions to illustrate the cover of The New Yorker magazine.
Two UArts Dance Alums Perform in Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s New Video, on Two-Continent Tour
June 25, 2018, 12:00 pm
UArts Dance alumni Dominique Loude '17 and Ashley Seldon '07 perform prominently with Beyoncé and Jay-Z in their new video, "Apes**t," from their surprise joint album Everything is Love.
May 2018 UArts Illustration Grad Creates Cover for The New Yorker Magazine
May 30, 2018, 10:42 am
Prestigious commission almost unheard of for a new graduate
New University of the Arts alumna Loveis Wise BFA ’18 (Illustration), who graduated just three weeks ago, has accomplished a professional feat that eludes many illustrators over the entire course of their careers: she was commissioned to illustrate the cover of The New Yorker magazine.
UArts' Commencement Speakers and Honorees
March 13, 2018, 11:45 am
We are pleased to announce that the University has selected the 2018 recipients of our Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, to be presented at UArts’ 140th Commencement ceremony on May 10, and our Commencement speakers. We will also honor two of our distinguished alumni during the ceremony.
HDFA recipients and speakers are:
Industrial Design student named awardee, others named finalists in PMA's Collab Student Design Competition
November 20, 2017, 12:15 pm
Industrial Design senior Dan Bier won Honorable Mention in the Collab 2017 Student Design Competition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which ran November 13-17, for his entry of a modular seating system titled Element (image, right).
UArts Alumni Take Home Honors in Philly’s Top Theater Awards
October 31, 2017, 8:29 pm