May 20, 2022  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Office of Admission

Heeseung Lee, Assistant Vice President for Admissions

Office of Admissions, Hamilton Hall Room 170
Admission Website


Admission requirements and procedures are designed to help the University select those best qualified to benefit from the educational opportunities at the University of the Arts. The University prefers applicants who express themselves through visual images, the written word, and performance; who demonstrate intellectual abilities through their academic record; who wish to increase their awareness of themselves and their world; who address their environment in a positive, individualistic manner; and who bring energy, concern, and humor to their inquiry. The University values diversity, liveliness, thoughtfulness, and curiosity, and seeks in its students a broad range of intellectual, artistic, extracurricular, and personal energies. Admission is offered without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, age, or disability. Each applicant is considered individually, and the Assistant Vice President for Admissions may make an exception to any requirement.

Admission to the University is based on both academic performance and artistic development. Each college at the University of the Arts has special admission criteria related to its courses of study. The Admissions Committee examines every applicant’s academic record for evidence of rigorous, scholarly preparation. In addition, each college at the University has separate requirements for evaluating a candidate’s artistic progress. Entrance to the College of Art, Media and Design or the School of Critical Studies in the College of Critical and Professional Studies requires the candidate to present a portfolio. The College of Performing Arts requires students to pass an audition, portfolio review or interview in their specific discipline. The portfolio, audition, and interview requirements are specific to each program; interested applicants should refer to the portfolio and audition requirements or contact the Admissions Office for a full explanation of the University’s expectations.

Admission to the University is based upon a combination of factors. Candidates for admission must assume responsibility for all of the admission requirements when submitting an application and realize that the Admissions Committee will base its decision on the sum total of these factors.