Undergraduate Admissions

The University of the Arts seeks intelligent, talented and highly motivated students who will both benefit from and contribute to the UArts experience. Our admission process is carefully selective and our staff is friendly and supportive. We look forward to the chance to meet you and to offer any assistance you may require as you learn more about the University of the Arts.

Choosing the Right University

It's one of the most important decisions an individual - and a family - will ever face. Whether you're into the stage or the page, crafts or canvas, the web or the barre, your creativity can be the pathway to an incredible career.

Will I Belong Here?
The people who apply to the University of the Arts are creative thinkers who want to do what they love alongside other aspiring artists, designers, dancers, musicians, writers, media-makers, craftspeople and innovators.

What If I Have a Question?
We are committed to supporting prospective students throughout the admission process. Our Admissions counselors are ready to answer your questions.

What's New in Admissions?

  • The Spring and Fall 2015 application is available now - apply today!
  • Registration is now open for Fall 2014 campus tours! Student-guided tours of campus are offered Monday through Friday at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Fall 2014 tours will conclude on Friday, December 12, 2014.
  • Join us for our Fall Open Houses on Saturday, October 25, 2014 and Saturday, November 8, 2014 - registration now open!
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Application Process

Admission is selective and is based on a comprehensive assessment of each applicant’s individual potential.

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Undergraduate Degree Programs

UArts offers a broad range of undergrad programs in the visual and performing arts, design, and writing.

Portfolios and Auditions

Portfolio & Audition Requirements

Prospective students are required to submit a portfolio of original art work or pass an entrance audition or interview.

Meet Your Counselor

We look forward to the chance to meet you and to offer any assistance you may require as you learn more about the University of the Arts.

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Transfer Applicants

The University of the Arts welcomes applications from transfer students.

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International Applicants

UArts welcomes applications from international students, a group that represents more than 30 countries of origin.

Campus Tours

The Office of Admission conducts student-guided tours Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Open House

Come to our Open House and learn more about the University of the Arts experience.

Off Campus Fairs & Events

Since it’s not always possible for you to visit our campus, the University of the Arts sends its representatives to you!

Ask Our Alumni

Wonder what life at UArts is like? Ask someone who has been there!

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Undergraduate Viewbook

Explore a copy of our Viewbook and see all that UArts has to offer.

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Information, Brochures & Resources

Learn more about the University of the Arts by viewing our various publications.