The University of the Arts

The University of the Arts

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At UArts, under the guidance of our incredible faculty of arts professionals you will be enabled and prepared for the best and the brightest future possible as a performing artist. Here you can learn, meet, bond, network and develop personal and professional relationships for life.

Your experiences in our eight performance facilities – from a 60-seat cabaret to a classic 1800-seat proscenium – can support any creative venture you might conceive.

Along with the offerings in the College of Performing Arts, you will have opportunities to deepen and expand your art and your world through the study of the humanities and sciences in the Division of Liberal Arts. Or, in our College of Art, Media & Design, you can bring the world of visual arts into your grasp through electives, lectures, exhibits and direct collaborations.

The University of the Arts' Center City campus also gives you a thriving arts-centric city to explore and enjoy during your UArts life. I encourage you to take advantage of all that UArts, CPA and Philadelphia have to offer – oh, and don't overlook the fabulous food all around us too!

Applicants for the Brind School’s programs in Acting and Musical Theater are encouraged to take advantage of the video pre-screening option offered through Acceptd. Applicants who submit a video audition for review will either receive an invitation to come for an in-person “callback” audition or notification that they have not been accepted to UArts. The deadline to take advantage of this pre-screening option is January 1.

All applicants are expected to audition or interview in person. However, if you live beyond 500 miles of Philadelphia and are unable to audition or interview in person, you may submit your portfolio or a video recording of your audition to the Office of Admission via Acceptd.

The University of the Arts accepts students on rolling admission basis; however you are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. For more information about admission, please visit our website.

Again, we thank you for your interest in the University of the Arts and we look forward to meeting you in the near future.


Marc Dicciani, Dean of the College of Performing Arts

Liz Boyd, Assistant Director of Admissions