Portfolio & Audition Requirements

College of Art, Media & Design Portfolio Requirements
College of Performing Arts Audition/Interview Requirements
Division of Liberal Arts Requirements
Cross-University Programs
 
The University of the Arts seeks students who demonstrate talent and potential in their chosen creative discipline. Therefore, all programs require a portfolio, writing sample, audition and/or interview as part of the application for admission. These evaluations are used to determine acceptance into a program of study, as well as eligibility for merit-based scholarships.
 
Please use the links above to learn more about portfolio, audition and interview requirements for our programs. If you have questions about any of these requirements, please contact the Office of Admission at 215-717-6049 or 1-800-616-2787 or admissions@uarts.edu, and an Admissions Counselor will be happy to assist you.
 
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
College of Art, Media & Design:
February 1, 2015: Priority Application Deadline for Freshmen (Application, All Documents & Portfolio)
March 1, 2015: Priority Application Deadline for Transfers (Application, All Documents & Portfolio)
 
Portfolio Review Days:
**First-time freshmen applicants should call 1.800.616.2787 ext. 6049 to schedule a portfolio review. Transfer students will be contacted by the Office of Admissions to arrange a portfolio review once all college transcripts have been received and evaluated. An official review will only be conducted for students who have submitted an application**
 
Monday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
 
The University of the Arts participates in National Portfolio Day events around the country, to give students an opportunity to show their in-progress portfolios in an informal setting for feedback and guidance. 
 
College of Performing Arts:
January 1, 2015: Theater Pre-Screening Deadline (Application & Video Submitted via Acceptd)
February 1, 2015: Priority Application Deadline for Freshmen & Transfers (Application & All Documents) 
March 1, 2015: Priority Audition/Interview Deadline for Freshmen & Transfers (Audition or Interview) 


Audition/Interview Days:
**Students are required to select an audition/interview date when completing the online application. Please submit your application at least two weeks before your selected date**


On-Campus: 

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015 (Dance & Music Only)
Saturday, April 4, 2015 (Dance & Music Only)


Off-Campus, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
January 24-25, 2015: New York City (Unified Auditions)
February 2-4, 2015: Chicago (Unified Auditions)
February 7-8: Los Angeles (Unified Auditions)

 
Off-Campus, School of Dance
February 21, 2015: Miami, FL
March 7, 2015: Los Angeles
March 22, 2015: Chicago
 
Off-Campus, School of Music
February 8, 2015: Los Angeles

Division of Liberal Arts: 
February 1, 2015: Priority Application Deadline for Freshmen (Application, All Documents & Portfolio) 
March 1, 2015: Priority Application Deadline for Transfers (Application, All Documents & Portfolio)