University of the Arts Names New President

University of the Arts Names New President

David Yager, dean of the Arts Division at University of California, Santa Cruz, chosen after national search.
Visiting Writers Series | Naomi Guttman: Oct 15

Visiting Writers Series

Reading by award-wining poet Naomi Guttman is part of the Creative Writing program’s Visiting Writers Series, Oct 15 in Connolly Auditorium.
Knowing Dance More Lecture Series with Faustin Linyekula: Oct 14

Knowing Dance More Lecture Series

Dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula will present “The Broken Circle,” a lecture-performance on beauty and revolutions, Oct 14 in Caplan Recital Hall.
Pre-College Programs for Students in Grades 1-12 Begin Saturday, Oct 17

Pre-College Programs for Students in Grades 1-12 Begin Saturday, Oct 17

UArts Pre-College Programs offer students an array of classes to bring out their inner artist.
Evan Solot Tribute Concert & Scholarship Fundraiser: Oct 17

Evan Solot Tribute Concert & Scholarship Fundraiser

Held in recognition of the longtime faculty member/alum’s retirement from UArts, Oct 17 in Caplan Recital Hall.
School of Design Featured at DesignPhiladelphia Festival

School of Design at DesignPhiladelphia

Students, faculty, alumni and staff participate in nine-day, citywide festival, Oct 8-16.
Join Us on Campus for Family & Alumni Weekend: Oct 16-18

Family & Alumni Weekend

UArts welcomes family, friends and alumni back to Center City Philadelphia to reconnect and experience campus life, Oct 16-18.
Irving Penn '38: Beyond Beauty at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Oct 23 - Mar 30

Irving Penn '38: Beyond Beauty

Exhibit by UArts alumnus Irving Penn '38 (Photography) [1917–2009] celebrates his legacy as a modern master, Oct 23 - Mar 30 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
UArts Partners with City of Philadelphia Public Schools to Help Talented Young Artists

UArts Partners with City of Philadelphia Public Schools

University’s Pre-College Programs to provide scholarships to students in 22 schools.

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From digital media to dance, from music to metalsmithing, our programs challenge artists to go as far as they can—and then go farther. To dive deeply into their fields or to explore their outer limits, to invent the new in some of the most innovative programs in the country or to make an entirely new field with creative partners from across the University. UArts is THE place for courageous artists ready to be brave.


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Your education is a big choice. It’s the first step on a journey that will influence the rest of your life. We’re looking for talented artists who ask questions, who take risks—who will become part of a community of courageous explorers, collaborators and innovators. Be brave and let your creativity guide you to an incredible career.


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Since our founding almost 140 years ago, the University of the Arts has been a leader in educating visual and performing artists, designers, and writers in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant cities. What does that mean for students today? It means they learn in a unique artistic environment that encourages them to take risks, that helps them to develop their craft and to stretch the bounds of the art forms. We have nearly 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students and 500 faculty members who provide instruction in more than 40 programs, all with one focus—developing creative leaders who will shape the future of the arts.

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