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 Portfolio Requirements

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.


College of Art, Media & Design

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 Portfolio Review Days
November 14, 2015
December 5, 2015
January 30, 2016
February 20, 2016
February 27, 2016
March 19, 2016
April 2, 2016

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

OPTIONAL Theater Pre-Screening Deadline: January 1, 2015
(Application & Video Submitted via Acceptd)

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:
November 14, 2015
December 5, 2015
January 30, 2016
February 20, 2016
February 27, 2016
March 19, 2016
April 2, 2016

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, Off-Campus
November 20, 2015 - Dallas, Texas (Moonifieds)
January 23-24, 2016 - New York, New York (Unifieds)
February 8-10, 2016 - Chicago, Illinois (Unifieds)
February 13-14, 2016 - Los Angeles, California (Unifieds)

School of Music, Off-Campus
February 14, 2016 - Los Angeles, California

School of Dance, Off-Campus
February 6, 2016 - Atlanta, Georgia
February 7, 2016 - Miami, Florida
February 13, 2016 - Los Angeles, California
February 27, 2016 - Dallas, Texas
March 3-6, 2016 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania