UArts Partners with Pig Iron Theatre Company to Create New MFA in Devised Performance

UArts Partners with Pig Iron Theatre Company to Create New MFA in Devised Performance

Groundbreaking partnership changes landscape of theater education.
Undergraduate Open House: March 28

Undergraduate Open House

Learn more about UArts at our Spring Undergraduate Open House, March 28, 9 am - 2pm.
Art Unleashed 2015: April 9-14

Art Unleashed 2015

A Preview Party on April 9 kicks off our 6th annual exhibition and sale to help raise money for student scholarships.
The Reading Room: Greg Pizzoli MFA '09

The Reading Room: Greg Pizzoli MFA '09

An exhibition of books and prints by award-winning faculty member / alumnus Greg Pizzoli MFA ’09 (Book Arts + Printmaking), March 17 - 29 in the Printmaking Gallery.
9 Student Works Chosen for Society of Illustrators' Annual Competition

9 Student Works Chosen for Society of Illustrators' Annual Competition

Illustrations by seniors and recent grads will be on display May 6 – 30 at the Museum of American Illustration.
Polyphone: March 24 - 28


The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents a festival of musicals, March 24-28 at the Merriam Theater. 5 Days. 5 Musicals. 5 Dollars.
William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition: March 18 - April 1

William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition

The Illustration program's annual senior thesis exhibit runs March 18 - April 1 in Hamilton Hall.
Geometry of Defense: Mar 20 - Apr 24

Geometry of Defense

Exhibit of images by Cyrus Karimipour, March 20 – April 24 in Gallery 1401; Reception: March 26, 4-7pm.
Philadelphia International Hand Drumming Day: April 11

Philadelphia International Hand Drumming Day

This event is organized by Grammy-winning faculty member/alumnus Arturo Stable MM '10 (Jazz Studies), April 11, 9am – 9pm.

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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.


BEGAN IN 1876.

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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