We accept registration by phone, by fax, by mail, in person and online. To register, you must submit the completed registration form with payment in full. Payment may be made in the form of a check or money order payable to The University of the Arts or by credit card – American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. A $50 fee will be charged for any returned checks. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The University reserves the right to deny registration to any student based upon the student’s prior behavior or actions in a previous class, program or workshop at the University.
Additionally, any current student may be dismissed from his/her class and the program if found to be disruptive or behaving inappropriately in class or on the University campus. Students dismissed from any UArts Continuing Studies program will be denied admission to future terms and programs.
Students in the Division of Continuing Studies are expected to adhere to a Student Code of Conduct.
Tuition in Continuing Education at the University of the Arts is listed next to each course in this brochure. Courses are available for credit and non-credit.
Course Fees vary by class and are applied to the specific operational costs incurred by activities in certain classes, studios or labs. Payment of fees mentioned in course descriptions is required at the time of registration and is nonrefundable. Students may need to purchase other materials at their own expense in addition to those provided; supply lists will be available online one week prior to the start of classes.
Registration Fees total $50 and are included in the cost of tuition for each course. If a student decides to withdraw from a course, the $50 registration fee is retained by the University along with the course fee.
All refunds are less nonrefundable materials and registration fees and are calculated as follows:
For courses totaling $100 or less:
All courses with costs (tuition + fees) that total $100 or less are nonrefundable.
Classes (5 or more sessions)
- 100% refund less the $50 nonrefundable registration fee for withdrawal five business days prior to the first class
- 80% refund less the $50 nonrefundable registration fee for withdrawal fewer than five business days prior to the first class
- 50% refund less the $50 nonrefundable registration fee for withdrawal between the first and second class
- 0% refund after the scheduled meeting of the second class
Weekend Workshops (less than 5 sessions)
- 100% refund less the $50 nonrefundable registration fee for withdrawal five business days prior to the workshop
- 0% refund for withdrawal within fewer than five business days prior to the workshop
Note: It is not our policy to transfer registration from one course to another. Requests of this nature will be processed as a withdrawal, according to the refund policy above.
The University of the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. If a cancellation should occur, students will be notified prior to the start of classes and will have the option of taking another course or receiving a full refund.
Discounts must be requested and applied at the time of registration; no refunds will be issued retroactively to correct overpayment. Only one discount can be used at a time. All discounts are applied to the cost of tuition; registration and course fees are the responsibility of the student. Note: Discounts are not available via online registration.
Graduates of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia College of Art and Design, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and recipients of Continuing Education Certificates (excluding the Essentials certificates) are entitled to a 25% discount on tuition only. The discount is an increase from 10% to enhance benefits for alumni and to encourage them to take advantage of the University’s rich variety of continuing education and professional development opportunities.
Note: Alumni discounts are only recognized with online registration if you have previously registered for a class using an alumni discount.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Members of AIA are entitled to a 15% discount on tuition only. Members must include a copy of their membership card with registration form and payment at the time of registration.
AIGA - The Professional Association for Design
The division of Continuing Studies at UArts is an official partner of AIGA Philadelphia. Members of AIGA Philadelphia are entitled to a 15% discount on tuition only. Members must include a copy of their membership card with registration form and payment at the time of registration.
Tuition discounts may be available for donors to the University of the Arts. Some restrictions may apply. For more information, please contact Development at 215.717.6140.
Members of InLiquid are entitled to a 15% discount on tuition only. Members must include a printout of their member page with registration form and payment at the time of registration.
Museum Council of Philadelphia
Members of the Museum Council of Philadelphia are entitled to a 15% discount on tuition only. Members must include a printout of their member page with registration form and payment at the time of registration.
Philadelphia Orchestra Subscribers
Philadelphia Orchestra subscribers are entitled to a 10% discount on tuition only. Members must include proof of membership with registration form and payment at the time of registration.
Individuals over 55 years of age are now eligible for a 10% discount on tuition for any CE course meeting for 30 contact hours. Seniors must include a copy of their ID showing birth date with their mailed, faxed or in-person registration. Discounts cannot be redeemed if registration is completed online.
Third-party billing is when a company or government/outside agency has established special billing arrangements to cover tuition and/or fees for students that it sponsors. Third party billing can only be used for credit courses. The University must receive an authorization from the sponsoring agency before third-party billing can be processed. All billing authorizations – which may be a letter, purchase order or voucher – must be on official agency letterhead and signed by an officer of the organization.
Payment by the sponsor must be made directly to the University; agreements where payments are sent to the student cannot be honored. All authorizations must include the term or dates that the authorization is in effect. Continuing Education cannot accommodate any restrictions or contingencies on the authorization. For instance, if the agency requires grade or transcript information before payment, the University cannot authorize third-party billing.
All sponsored students are required to complete a Tuition Repayment Agreement (promissory note) in order to be registered for the class and to initiate third-party billing. In the event of non-payment or partial payment by the third-party agency, the student will be charged for the unpaid amount. Third parties are invoiced after the class is confirmed to run. Payments must be made within 30 days of billing. If payment is not received within 30 days, the agency and the student will be notified, and the student will be billed for the unpaid amount as authorized on the Tuition Repayment Agreement. Any charges that are not paid by the sponsor are billed directly to the student.
Supplies are the responsibility of the student. Supply lists will be available online one week prior to the start of classes and can be accessed by selecting the Syllabus link on the individual course page.
Departmental Resale Programs
Materials such as metals, clay, imaging lab output and other various tools must be purchased via a pre-paid computerized declining-balance card system called eAccounts while in studio. Instructions for how students access and add funds to their eAccounts will be outlined for students during the first day of class.
Continuing Education students may use the library facilities (Albert M. Greenfield Library, Music Library and Visual Resources Collection) but do not have borrowing privileges. UArts CE Certificate Students with a current UArts Photo ID have borrowing privileges at all UArts libraries. For more details regarding UArts libraries visit library.uarts.edu.
University Print Services’ Imaging Labs
The Print Services’ Imaging Labs are the digital print centers at the University of the Arts. Imaging Labs provide UArts students, CE students, faculty and staff with highly personalized customer service in an all digital workshop. Download a PDF of the Imaging Labs brochure containing detailed information about services and prices below.
Anderson Imaging Lab
6th Floor, Room 616
333 S. Broad Street
Terra Imaging Lab
13th Floor, Room 1316
211 S. Broad Street
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
All students are expected to attend classes regularly and promptly and for the duration of the scheduled instructional time. Individual instructors will decide the optimum time for taking attendance and may penalize for habitual lateness or absence. Repeated absences may result in a grade of “F” for a course. Students who withdraw from a course must do so in writing. Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal.
Online and hybrid courses have the same learning objectives and use the same faculty and curriculum as our traditional “live” courses, with the added benefit of convenience. Participants have 24/7 access to course materials and can work at their own pace any time of day. Distance education is not for everyone. Students wishing to enroll in online and hybrid courses must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Access to a computer with a web browser, Microsoft Office or equivalent and Adobe Acrobat Reader
- High-speed Internet access
- Comfort working on computers, including saving, deleting and moving files
- Ability to install software, as needed
Students in online and hybrid courses are required to participate in weekly discussions and complete all projects and assignments indicated in the syllabus.
Note: Online and hybrid courses are facilitated by Digication. Students will be notified about how to access Digication via their assigned UArts email address prior to the start of class.
The University of the Arts is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Continuing Education offers courses for Continuing Education Credit. Courses in this program are indicated with a “CE” prefix. Courses for credit have a “C” suffix, and courses for non-credit have an “N” suffix.
University of the Arts Continuing Studies courses provide knowledge and essential skills in specific fields and are taught by highly qualified faculty with in-depth experience in their subject areas. Continuing Studies courses at the University of the Arts are applicable to degree programs at the University. Credit is awarded based on a review of the student’s Continuing Studies transcript.
Academic Integrity is a commitment to the core values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility and their role in ensuring the health and vigor of the academic and creative community. The university community is continually mindful of the need to preserve academic integrity standards, inclusive of any technological advances in delivery methods of information access and use. Please note that students are encouraged to contact their instructors and/or the University librarians for guidance in maintaining academic integrity in their work.
Violations of Academic Integrity
Violations of academic integrity are considered to be acts of academic dishonesty and include (but are not limited to) cheating, plagiarizing, fabrication, denying others access to information or material, and facilitating academic dishonesty, and are subject to the policies and procedures noted here and within the Course Catalog, including the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Judicial System. Please note that lack of knowledge of citations procedures, for example, is an unacceptable explanation for plagiarism, as is having studied together to produce remarkably similar papers or creative works submitted separately by two students.
Procedures for Addressing Violations of Academic Integrity
If an instructor suspects a student of any violation of academic integrity, the following process is to be followed:
- After an initial consultation with the Chair/Director/Academic Dean where the infraction is identified and its seriousness assessed, the instructor must address the situation with the student, either in writing or in person. After having addressed the situation with the student, the instructor shall determine an appropriate course of action within his/her purview as a member of the teaching faculty. (Please refer to the "Sanctions" section of this policy for possible actions to be taken in such cases.)
- In the case of Assignment Sanctions (see below), the instructor may submit a written summary as outlined above if s/he deems it to be warranted.
- In the case of Course Sanctions (see below), the instructor may submit a written summary as outlined above if s/he deems it to be warranted.
- In cases where either the Associate Provost or the instructor determines that the offense merits consideration by the Campus Standards Committee, the instructor works in conjunction with the Associate Provost to formally refer the case to the Campus Standards Committee.
- In all academic integrity matters that are handled by the faculty member, notification of the sanctions, if any, must be sent to the Provost’s office, which will notify the office of student affairs and dean of students. Students who receive numerous violations of academic integrity may be brought before a Campus Standards Committee.
After consulting with the department chair/director/Dean of Liberal Arts, it is up to the instructor to determine how serious the offense is (based on her/his academic standards and expectations) as it relates to the sanctions to be imposed within his or her course. Both the Associate Provost and the instructor have the right to determine whether the offense warrants advancement to the Campus Standards Committee. The Associate Provost must be kept apprised by the instructor of the actions taken. If it is judged that a student has violated the University’s standards for academic integrity, sanctions may include but are not limited to:
- Repeating the assignment or completing an additional assignment. (Please note that when sanctions are imposed in this manner, students become ineligible for an Incomplete or a Withdrawal from the course in which the sanctions are imposed if it is pursued as a result of the sanction.);
- Failure of the assignment with no opportunity to repeat it. No points will be earned for the assignment (that is, an F will equal a "0").
- Issuance of a warning or verbal reprimand with a written description of the interaction by the instructor. Copies of such reprimands must be kept by the instructor, and submitted to the Office of the Provost who will forward copies to the Student’s Judicial File and the student;
- Failure of the class;
- Referral to the Campus Standards Committee for possible actions that may include but are not limited to suspension, dismissal or expulsion. Such referral is likely in the extreme or repeated cases involving a violation of academic integrity.
Students who wish to appeal the instructor’s sanction(s) should follow the procedure as outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Course Catalog under "Academic Grievances". Students who wish to appeal the decision of the Campus Standards Committee should follow the procedure outlined in the "Judicial System" section of this handbook.
All students enrolled in non-credit coursework will receive a grade of either Pass (P) or Fail (F).
All students enrolled in credit coursework will receive a letter grade per the grading scale available below:
Final grades will not be mailed to students. Continuing Education students may obtain their final course grades online through WebAdvisor | MyUArts Record.
The University Registrar produces transcripts for all graduate and undergraduate programs, Continuing Education, Professional Institute for Educators and non-matriculated coursework. In order to process a transcript request, the student’s account must be in good financial standing. An official transcript may be requested at registrar.uarts.edu/services/transcript-request.
Incomplete grades require prior approval of the instructor and the Dean of the College. A "request for Grade of Incomplete" form, signed by the Dean, must be submitted to the office of the Registrar for each "I" grade assigned. Forms are available to download in the forms section at registrar.uarts.edu.
UArts Continuing Education staff members are available to assist you with registration. For information about CE programs and especially for advice about placement in an appropriate class, please contact the Continuing Education office during business hours.
211 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, 9th Floor, Room 901
Many UArts Continuing Education courses do not have formal entrance requirements, but some courses require certain coursework or equivalent experience. See specific course descriptions for details. Certificate students must follow the prerequisites outlined by their Certificate Program, found in the Certificate Programs section of the course brochure and on the CE website at cs.uarts.edu/ce/certificate-programs. Call the CE office at 215.717.6095 during business hours to speak with program staff, if you have additional questions regarding prerequisites.
The University Registrar fulfills all transcript requests. Students can make requests directly to the Registrar's office online, in person and by mail. The cost for normal service is $5; additional fees apply for fax, emergency, FedEx and international service. Full details are available online at registrar.uarts.edu/services/transcript-request
All questions pertaining to transcript requests should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at 215.717.6420.
Continuing Education students have the opportunity to pre-pay for a group of 10 parking vouchers for a discount of $80 ($8 per parking ticket). Certificate students are afforded access to steeply discounted parking and pay $70 for a group of 10 parking vouchers ($7 per parking ticket). For more information on this new policy and to order your parking vouchers, see the link below.
In the event of inclement weather, University officials will make every attempt to render a prompt decision regarding whether classes will be cancelled. Contact the Division of Continuing Studies by phone for school closing details at 215.717.6006 or check the home page of cs.uarts.edu for an alert.
Continuing Education students may be eligible to take advantage of the Lifetime Learning Credit offered by the IRS. See the link below for information from the IRS’ “Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education,” published for the 2014 tax season (available beginning in January 2014). Students are able to obtain their 1098T from the student portal. After logging into the portal select your Financial Profile under My UArts Record. See more detailed steps below. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Student Financial Service at or 215-717-6170.
- Log into UArts Portal
- Access My UArts Record
- Under the Financial Profile click 1098T Electronic Consent
- Agree to the terms of accepting this document electronically
- Then click link that says view my 1098T
- Save document to computer, it can now be emailed as an attachment
This is not a contractual document.The University of the Arts reserves the right to change any curricular offering, policy, faculty assignment, or financial regulation described on the website. The University of the Arts gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission and scholarships, and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability.