Set up in 1876, the University of the Arts was formed by the merger of two extremely old organizations, namely Philadelphia College of Art and Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts. After being granted university status in 1987, the university turned into the biggest organization of its kind in the country, offering programs in design fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater, and writing.
Located in the cultural district of Center City, the heart of downtown Philadelphia. In The University of the Arts, about 1,900 students are enrolled in 43 undergrad and graduate programs. Furthermore, the university’s Division of Continuing Studies offers courses through its Continuing Education, Summer Music Studies, and Professional Institute for Educators programs. Continuing Education includes advancement courses and certificate programs for adults intended to meet the professional and long-lasting learning needs of people in the greater Philadelphia region. The Professional Institute for Educators offers inventive educational programming to serve the professional development and PA Act 48 needs of K-12 teachers. Courses are offered in Arts, Inclusion, Literacy, Educational Technology, and Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources.
The Summer Music Studies program serves the necessities of music educators, offering graduate-level courses in Drums, Band, Jazz, Strings, Music Technology, Musical Theater, Orff Schulwerk Certification + Supplemental Coursework, Songwriting + Guitar, and Vocal/Choral for proficient advancement and PA Act 48.
The University Libraries include a centrally located main library, the specialized Music Library, Visual Resources, and Special Collections, and digital electronic resources that educate and inspire students to be effective researchers and critical users of information. other than this, the university has over 30 active student clubs and organizations on campus, ranging from cultural organizations like the African Diaspora Collective to advocacy organizations like One Love, and arts-specific clubs like Gallery One, Philadelphia’s only student-run art gallery.
Scholarships are granted on a merit basis and focused fundamentally on the review of student portfolio or audition as well as academic records. New student scholarships are renewable for every year of study dependent on maintaining satisfactory academic progress in the program of study. Beyond scholarships, candidates who present the FAFSA will get a more complete financial aid package a few weeks after they get an offer of admission.
Some renowned alumni are Julian Abele, Richard Amsel the illustrator and recipient of the 2009 UArts “Silver Star Alumni Award”, Maxwell Atoms – the animator of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Katie Baldwin – an artist.
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