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Fall 2018 Info Session

Attend the Fall Info Session
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | 6 - 7:30pm
Terra Hall, 9th Floor, Room 905, 211 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107


Expand your creativity through courses in Art + Design, Digital Design, Photography, Writing, Music, Dance, Social Media, Theater, and more. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills through a project-based approach.


Get a professional headshot! Photographer and UArts student Jami Lyon will be on site taking headshots during the session.


Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one Fall 2018 Continuing Education course. (New students only; No retroactive refunds will be given).


RSVPs are not required but preferred. Please email us at  or call us at 215.717.6006 to RSVP.

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Digital Photography Certificate Capstone Exhibition

Pop Looking Out the Window

Digital Photo Certificate Capstone Exhibition
On View September 5-September 28

"Window into Pop's World"
by Sara Manzano-Díaz 

Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sara Manzano-Díaz is an attorney, photographer, and UArts Digital Photography Certificate candidate whose current project focuses on personal narrative and documentary portraiture.

Window into Pop’s World is a collection of intimate photographs depicting a 97-year-old man—the artist’s father-in-law—and his everyday experiences as he transitions into widowhood after 67 years of marriage. Dreamlike images depict time passing, witnessed through an attentive lens. Universal themes of memory, cycles, rememberance, and aging arise through penetrating photographs of one man’s daily life.

Manzano-Díaz has spent her life advocating on behalf of working class families, veterans, women, and girls. She strives to continue her advocacy by using photography as a tool for visual storytelling and social impact. Manzano-Díaz aims to empower and uplift individuals by documenting their lives and experiences. She lives and works in Philadelphia.

Exhibition is free and open to the public.

Information: 215 717 6006 | cs@uarts.edu

College of Critical & Professional Studies Gallery Terra Hall, Floor 9 211. S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

CONTINUING EDUCATION Hours: Weekdays 9AM - 5PM

Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad Street, 9th Floor

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Creative Exposure: Backlighting at Liberty One Observation Deck

Liberty One

Liberty One

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 Philadelphia, participants will use window backlighting to experiment with silhouette and blown-out background exposure techniques. 

- Participants should have a basic understanding of camera functions and shooting in manual mode, with a desire to practice and refine skills. A tripod is required.

- The event begins with an instructor-led demo to walk through exposing for silhouette and blown out background, creating two very different effects with available light.

- Free shooting time allows participants to play with the techniques presented and touch base with the instructor for individual questions.

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The field trip will be led by instructor Andrea Poulsen.

Andrea Poulsen received her BFA in Photography from University of the Arts. She currently pursues photography in styles ranging from fine art to creative documentary and portraiture. Instagram: @andreapoulsen.photography


This trip is open to the public but space is limited. Please RSVP to ce@uarts.edu with your Name and Phone #. Subject line "Photo Field Trip".

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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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Spring Break - University Closed

UArts will be closed on March 4th and March 8th for Spring Break.


You can find information on upcoming courses here:

Professional Institute for Educators

Continuing Education

Summer Music Studies

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