We know choosing the right university is the most important decision you’ll face—maybe ever. And we’re here to help. At UArts, the professors, staff and your fellow students are hungry, fearless and will inspire you from day one.

Prepare to grow in ways you never knew possible.

At UArts, you’ll learn alongside other aspiring artists, designers, dancers, musicians, writers, media-makers, craftspeople and innovators. They are creative thinkers with big ideas working together with talented professors to bring them to life. Be brave and take that first step into the spotlight.

Application Process

Our admissions process is carefully selective and our staff is friendly and supportive. We look forward to meeting you, taking you on a tour and assisting you in any way you’ll need us.

Portfolio & Audition Requirements Information for International Students Information for Transfer Students Request Information
Priority Deadlines
THEATER PRE-SCREEN DEADLINE:

January 1, 2015: Application & Video Submitted (Freshmen & Transfers)

COLLEGE OF ART, MEDIA & DESIGN:

February 1, 2015: Application, All Documents & Portfolio (Freshmen)

March 1, 2015: Application, All Documents & Portfolio (Transfers)

COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS:

February 1, 2015: Application & All Documents (Freshmen & Transfers)

March 1, 2015: Audition or Interview (Freshmen & Transfers)

LIBERAL ARTS:

February 1, 2015: Application, All Documents & Portfolio (Freshmen)

March 1, 2015: Application, All Documents & Portfolio (Transfers)

After the priority application deadline, applications will continue to be evaluated on a space-available basis.

There are no priority application deadlines for Spring 2015, but students intending to enroll in the spring semester are encouraged to complete all application requirements (application, all documents and portfolio/audition/interview) by early December 2014.

We offer challenging and innovative graduate programs for aspiring teachers, designers and museum professionals, as well as visual and performing artists, to name a few. Our faculty are accomplished professionals prepared to provide you the personalized attention you will need to advance in your field.

Graduate Viewbook Application Process International Applicants

Portfolio Requirements

College of Art, Media & Design College of Performing Arts

Tuition &
Financial Aid

Whether you’re considering an undergraduate or graduate program, if you have the passion and the drive to be at UArts, our goal is to make sure you have a way to attend.

Each year, UArts awards more than $29,000,000 in scholarships and grants to the nearly 80 percent of students who are eligible for some type of financial aid.

Contact Student Financial Services to learn how to apply for loans, grants, student employment positions or to structure your tuition payment plan.

Fast Facts

UArts is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual and performing arts, design, and creative writing to more than 1,800 students.

Learn More

Get in touch with your counselor

Email

Office of Admissions:

800-616-2787, ext. 6049 or 215-717-6049

See for yourself

Come get a feel for what life is really like at the University of the Arts. Along with campus tours, open houses and information sessions, you can experience UArts firsthand. Observe a class. See a show or exhibition. Schedule a portfolio review. And definitely make time to explore the neighborhood. There are special opportunities for those interested in graduate studies as well.

Visit Us Campus Tours

Open House

UNDERGRADUATE
GRADUATE
  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Registration opening soon