Academics

School of Art

School of Art

School of Design

School of Design

School of Film

School of Film

School of Dance

School of Dance

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts

School of Music

School of Music

Division of Liberal Arts

Division of Liberal Arts

Creative and Academic Excellence

The University of the Arts is one of the few universities in the U.S. offering accredited higher education with an emphasis on the arts. We offer a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the College of Art, Media & Design, the College of Performing Arts and the Division of Liberal Arts. Schools within the colleges include:

Intensive Programs. Interdisciplinary Options.
College-Wide Programs in the College of Art, Media & Design build bridges between disciplines and create opportunities for new synergies to emerge. These programs draw on strengths across CAMD to spark imagination through the latest technologies, to train illustrators for the widest array of media, and to place creativity at the core of education.

As a student earning an art degree at the University of the Arts, you will be immersed in strong, focused programs committed to helping you:

  • Reach a high level of skill and vision in your discipline
  • Gain a far-reaching knowledge of the Liberal Arts
  • Explore other art forms via minors or electives
  • Use technology to create and communicate
  • Benefit from excellent art facilities and access to local artists and studios

A Variety of Artistic Influences
Students are influenced and inspired by the variety of arts on campus as they learn to master their individual disciplines. The University's location in Center City Philadelphia also serves as a source of inspiration and provides students with the opportunity to express themselves in a thriving and supportive art community. These dynamics have made the University of the Arts one of the top art universities in the United States for education in the visual and performing arts, in design, in media and in writing.