The University of the arts


Programs at a Glance

Continuing Education

Continuing Education supports the mission of the University of the Arts by facilitating access to innovative educational opportunities and resources for a diverse population of adult learners; including credit and non-credit courses, workshops and Certificate Programs designed to anticipate and meet the changing professional, academic and lifelong learning needs of individuals in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Professional Institute for Educators

The Professional Institute for Educators empowers educators across disciplines to continually advance their teaching skills to improve learning for all students. Through graduate courses, PIE develops innovative and creative educational programming to serve the professional development needs of K-12 teachers in and through the arts.

Masters of Education and Graduate Certificate Programs

For years, our graduate courses for educators have won the praise of teachers and the endorsement and support of school administrators. Now, they are a part of our unique master’s degrees in Educational Program Design and Educational Technology. A total of 30 credits, this degree builds practical and innovative knowledge in five course courses, plus five courses in a concentration area of your choice: Educational Technology, Inclusion, Literacy, Museum + Primary Sources, The Arts or Technology Institute for Music Educators. Concentrations can also be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate.

Summer Music Studies + MM in Music Education

With a legacy of serving over 300 music educators from across the country each summer for over twenty years, the Summer Music Studies Program offers graduate level coursework for students interested in expanding upon their pedagogical, technological, musical, and instructional skills in all genre of music classrooms. Renowned faculty from The University of the Arts, as well as content experts from across the country, provide week-long instruction that is all about making and creating meaningful music. The University of the Arts provides the capacity to offer courses on multiple campuses and offers housing options.

Our Master of Music in Music Education degree can be completed in as few as three or four summers, but must be completed within seven years of matriculation. All coursework is offered in conjunction with the Summer Music Studies Program. 

Events Calendar

Creating Classroom Community through the Arts

Creating a classroom community through music, dance and theater introduces strategies for educators to incorporate elements of arts-based thematic instruction. Educators will use guided discovery, movement, imagery, spatial concepts, choreography, musical…
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Blended + Flipped Learning: What is it All About?

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of- and ways to best facilitate- blended and flipped learning? We will explore multiple ways to optimize- and to comfortably and appropriately balance- classroom…
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Creative Exposure: Backlighting at Liberty One Observation Deck

Explorations in Light This photography field trip is designed to refine your understanding of manual exposure mode and its potential for creative effects. Shooting from 57 floors above the city of…
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Winter Break - University Closed

UArts will be closed for winter break December 17, 2017 - January 2, 2018. You can find information on upcoming courses here: Professional Institute for Educators Continuing Education Happy Holidays!
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MEd Priority Application Deadline

Applications for our MEd programs are reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to those who apply before March 1st to join the summer's cohort. Click here for more information…
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