The University of the Arts
The University of the Arts is located in center city, Philadelphia. To learn more about the University of the Arts, please visit their website at http://www.uarts.edu.
Creative individuals are never done growing. There is always a new skill to master, a new goal to set for oneself. UArts’ graduate programs offer visual and performing artists, educators, designers and museum professionals the opportunity to expand their creative boundaries, learn from accomplished faculty and prepare for professional careers in the arts within the energetic cultural landscape of Center City Philadelphia. Our students benefit from an individualized and interactive learning environment in a variety of studio, lecture, seminar, internship and field settings as they prepare for further success in their chosen field.
“For more than 130 years, we have defined creativity. The University of the Arts in Philadelphia is one of the only universities in the United States solely dedicated to educating creative individuals in the visual and performing arts and design. Our 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and 500 faculty members are passionate about what they do, and in the process, are redefining the way we think, teach and create…”
The University of the Arts is advantageously located in Center City Philadelphia along the Avenue of the Arts. In 2013, Travel and Leisure Magazine readers voted the city in the top 10 in the Historical sites/monuments (#3); Cultural getaway (#6); Museums/Galleries (#4); Classical music (#7); and, Theater and performance art (#2) categories. Our passionate sports fans (#1) and pizza (#4) also received high marks! This abundance of arts and cultural richness benefits museum studies graduate students by providing exposure and access to a wide variety of leisure and professional experiences in a metropolitan environment. Don’t believe us? See Here!
In addition to arts and culture, Philadelphia boasts a year-round calendar of social events highlighting the city’s history, dining, nightlife, music, sporting events, and outdoor activities. Philadelphia’s Visit Philly lists these events to for locals and tourists alike, and is a great marketing resources for the area’s arts and culture.
Philadelphia values its history and culture, and the breadth of museums and cultural organizations is a reflection of civic pride. TheGreater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance helps to support, promote, and strengthen Philadelphia’s cultural sector, and is “the region’s premier leadership, advocacy, and audience development organization for arts and culture.” Visit their site for to learn more and see current employment opportunities in the arts and culture sector.
This is also an exciting time for the museum community in Philadelphia. 2013 has been a banner year for the City’s arts and cultural sector. For example, the Barnes Foundation’s move to their Philadelphia campus has been hailed a success and the city continues to receive national and international accolades for their museum community’s accomplishments. See With Art Philadelphia to experience the excitement and see the investment the city is making to market arts and culture in Philadelphia.
The region’s over 1,200 arts & cultural organizations will continue their outstanding programming and activities, and provide students with inspiration in their personal and professional lives.