Ask Our Alumni

The alumni listed below, from diverse disciplines and graduation years, have volunteered to answer your questions. Want to know what living in Philadelphia is like? Or how you can best prepare for your first job out of UArts? Or the single piece of advice they wished they kept in mind as a student here? Visit the websites of these alumni, read their bios or send them a quick email for an insider’s look at what life is like at UArts and after.

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Rebecca Albrand

Year: BS '11 (Industrial Design)

Hometown: Voorhees, NJ

Nicole Tranquillo

Year: BM ’08 (Voice) 

Hometown: Wernersville, PA 

Sean Elias

Year: BFA ’08 (Musical Theatre)

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

Gary Schwartz

Year: BFA ’79 (Animation) 

Hometown: Union, NJ 

TJ Walsh

Year: BFA ’07 (Graphic Design) 

Hometown: Havertown, PA 

Wesley Bogan

Year: BFA ‘09 (Painting/Drawing)

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Victoria Cook

Year: BFA ’10 (Animation)

Hometown: Succasunna, NJ

Christine Coppa

Year: BS ‘03 (Communications)
Hometown: Wayne, NJ

Anna Foer

Year: BFA ’80 (Fibers)

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Anthony Shostak

Year: BFA ‘90 (Painting)

Hometown: Greene, ME

Nicholas Whittaker

Year: BM ’10 (Electric Bass)

Hometown: Miami, FL

Christina May

Year: BFA ’05 (Musical Theater)

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Casey Sharpe

Year: BFA ’09 (Crafts)

Hometown:  Los Angeles, CA