Hello! Decisions are made on a rolling basis, and should be received 3–4 weeks after all application requirements are fulfilled. Please feel free to get in touch to learn the status of your application through firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.616.ARTS / 215.717.6049. Good luck!
Hello! The following response was provided by Marc Dicciani, Director of the School of Music and Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology Program Director.
The MBET program is designed to prepare students for countless careers in the music industry, including those in the art, craft, and business areas. These include opportunities in producing, writing, arranging, editing, recording, engineering, marketing, promoting, and distributing music; managing and booking bands and solo performers; licensing, publishing, and placing music; and negotiating and executing performance, recording, management, and agency contracts. All of this is taught in a way that helps our graduates assimilate into workplace opportunities in established companies, or as entrepreneurs in starting their own business. Collaboration is also a key ingredient of the MBET program, as students from varied backgrounds, experiences, and interests from across the school, college, and university work together daily in the creative environment of the only all-arts university in the nation.
Hello! Great questions.
Regarding the format of supplemental application materials, including the portfolio and essay: “All supplemental pieces must be submitted digitally as a URL to a website, email attachment, or on a flashdrive or DVD.”
In addition, your personal essay should be a single, typed page, “expressing why you have chosen to study at the University of the Arts this summer.”
Information about where to submit your application can be found at the end of the Pre-College Summer Institute application itself:
The University of the Arts
320 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
For FedEx + UPS
The University of the Arts
311 S. Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
211 S. Broad Street
9th Floor, Room 901
215.717.6430 or 1.800.616.ARTS #6430
So, you may submit your application and supplemental materials by mail, email or in person, keeping in mind supplemental materials must be in digital format. It is advisable to send all items together. Make sure to properly label each piece with your full name and contact information regardless of how you send your materials.
If you still have questions, get in touch via the contact information above: “We are happy to advise you about your application materials. If you are concerned that your portfolio or application materials are not fully developed, please contact our office to discuss with a Pre-College staff member.”
Hello! Glad to hear of your interest in our Creative Writing program. Elise Juska, Director of the BFA in Creative Writing program, can be reached at email@example.com. Also, get in touch with your Admissions Counselor through the Office of Admissions by calling 1.800.616.ARTS / 215.717.6049 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your counselor will be able to answer all of your questions, walk you through the application process, and put you in touch with other helpful staff + faculty within the University.
Hi! Thank you for your interest in the University of the Arts’ Film & Video program. As the School of Film falls within the College of Art, Media & Design (CAMD), applicants must submit a portfolio. However, this portfolio need not be specific to the intended major unless the applicant has a strong interest in the Writing for Film & Television program, in which case we’d be looking for a writing sample. The College of Art, Media & Design Portfolio Requirements state that your portfolio should include 15–20 pieces of original artwork in at least two of the following forms:
Drawings, paintings, illustration, prints, design, collage, photography, sketchbooks
Sculpture, crafts, product or toy design, book arts, fashion or costume design, installation, architectural models, set design
Animation, film/video production, interactive media, websites
5–7 page sample of fictional prose focusing on narrative structure
Hello! Congratulations on your acceptance and invitation to the University Honors Program! This program consists only of an undergraduate component, so it will not apply to your fifth year of graduate coursework. Read more about the University of the Arts Honors Program, and feel free to contact the program director, Associate Provost Jim Savoie, with any additional questions at 215.717.6393 or email@example.com.
Hey, somespaceman! Congratulations on your previous acceptance and your state university scholarship award! Financial aid for transfer students is handled very similarly to that of first-time freshman. Below are quotes from our website and catalog regarding financial aid for transfer students.
Transfer students who have borrowed the undergraduate maximum under the Stafford and/or Direct Loan program are not eligible for continued Direct Loan assistance while enrolled at the University.
Any transfer student who is in default on a federal loan or otherwise ineligible for federal aid, is ineligible for financial aid of any type while enrolled at the University.
Transfer students who enroll for the Spring semester should be aware that financial aid received for enrollment during the Fall semester at another institution is not transferable. Students must reapply for most forms of aid at the University. Contact The Office of Student Financial Services for additional information and instructions.
Under federal and University guidelines, undergraduate students may continue to receive financial aid for only eight semesters, or until the first baccalaureate degree or its equivalent has been earned. Students who transfer to the University may continue to receive financial aid for a prorated number of semesters based on credits transferred to the University.
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online in order to be considered for merit and need-based aid. Note that the University of the Arts postmark deadline for FAFSA submission is March 1. Incoming students are considered on a rolling, funds-available basis after this deadline. Our Federal Title IV code is 003350.
Applying for admission as a transfer student is also much the same as applying as a first-time freshman, but you’ll need to submit college transcript(s) as well.
Feel free to get in touch with additional questions:
Hi! At this time, there is no group producing an annual yearbook for the University of the Arts. Sounds like the perfect niche for you to fill when you get to campus! If a Student Organization does not exist, students with interest are encouraged to start the group themselves. Recruit new friends and make it happen! Perhaps you’ll enjoy browsing this collection of UArts yearbooks of the past from UArts Libraries, which suggests a yearbook hasn’t been produced since 2001. Good luck!
A page of faculty photos from the 1965 yearbook.
Hello! Thank you for your question. The University of the Arts generally discourages double majors because our individual programs are so intensive. However, we thoroughly encourage designing your University of the Arts education to reflect your various artistic passions. While our Ira Brind School of Theater Arts offers a minor in Musical Theater to students in related programs like Directing, Playwriting and Production, you’ve indicated that you’d prefer to focus on Musical Theater as your major. In that case, the solution would likely be to major in Musical Theater and utilize your elective credits to delve deeply into classes specializing in Directing. At UArts, faculty and advisors will assist you in crafting your ideal education.
Assuming your essay and application fee were included in your completed application, it sounds like you’ve met the basic requirements for applying. Decisions are sent by USPS and generally arrive 3-4 weeks from fulfillment of all application requirements. The University of the Arts was closed for winter break from December 20 until January 6, so unfortunately we need to factor in that time as well. I suggest contacting the Office of Admissions directly to see where your application stands. Email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime or call 1.800.616.ARTS / 215.717.6049 - the front desk is staffed Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm. Best wishes!