University of the Arts

At the University of the Arts, creativity overlaps and converges with numerous opportunities for collaboration among students. Whatever a students area of interest, he or she will find other individuals sharing a passion for the creative process--and for making their marks on society. The Universitys almost 1,900 students and 450+ faculty members interact in a dynamic, innovative learning environment. UArts faculty members are working professionals who create an intense and interactive academic environment, and students benefit from their professors extensive real-world experience. This synergy is a key to the Universitys success in helping aspiring artists, designers, performers and writers develop their creativity and find satisfying careers. Students also have opportunities for internships in a wide range of settings--independent artists studios, galleries, advertising agencies, web development companies, TV and radio stations, theater and dance companies, among many others. Situated between New York City and Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is the nations fifth-largest city and has a booming cultural community. UArts location on the citys Avenue of the Arts provides students with a vital urban experience at the crossroads of culture and business. Philadelphia is home to four major film festivals, 75 art galleries and 200,000 college students.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1876 N/A Semester $49.2 million + 320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (800) 616-2787
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Pennsylvania Philadelphia


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The The student-faculty ratio at University of the Arts is 8:1, and the school has 86.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of the Arts include: Dance, General; Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other; Illustration; Music Performance, General; and Musical Theatre.

Faculty & Classes

Title Value
Classes with fewer than 20 students 86.7%
20-49 13.1%
50 or more 0.1%


  • Dance, General, 20%
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, 11%
  • Illustration, 9%
  • Music Performance, General, 8%
  • Musical Theatre, 8%

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • 5 Year BM/MAT in Music Education
  • 5 Year BFA/MAT In Visual Arts
  • First-year experiences - N/A
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - N/A
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - N/A