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For encouraging new students to pursue their creative interests, we are introducing a Refer-a-Friend incentive program. By referring a new student to register for a course in our program, both parties may apply a 10% tuition discount to one summer 2013 course registration. One person is required to be a new student to the University of the Arts in order for both students to receive the discount.
To receive this discount, both students must complete this Refer-a-Friend Discount form and submit it along with their registration form (noting the 10% tuition discount) and submit remaining payment in full.
In addition to our non-matriculated graduate courses that have earned the praise of teachers and support of school administrators for years, we are excited to launch a new master's degree in Educational Program Design and graduate certificate programs for educators in summer 2013.
Combining theory and practice, the 30-credit master's degree includes five core courses, plus five courses in a concentration area of the your choice: Educational Technology, Inclusion, Literacy, Museum + Primary Sources, or The Arts. Concentrations can be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate for individuals not seeking a master’s degree.
For more information visit cs.uarts.edu/MEd and begin the admission process today.
Tuesday April 9, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Bucks County Intermediate Unit
705 Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday April 15, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Unionville Elementary School
1775 West Doe Run Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Wednesday May 22, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:00pm
At the University of the Arts
211 South Broad St, Terra Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Wednesday May 29, 2013
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Philadelphia Academy Charter School
11000 Roosevelt Blvd/Plaza Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19116
The moratorium giving Pennsylvania-certified teachers an extension on Act 48 requirements expires on June 30, 2013. Teachers will return to a five-year cycle to complete this requirement.
Act 48 requires all Pennsylvania educators holding Pennsylvania public school certification including Instructional I and II, Educational Specialist I and II, Administrative, Supervisory, Letters of Eligibility and all vocational certificates to participate in ongoing professional education. The University of the Arts is an approved provider for the Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 professional development requirements. Visit bit.ly/act48 for more information.
The University of the Arts is pleased to launch UArts Dance Study Cycles, an innovative project for dancers seeking professional experience in preparation for careers and advanced study. The Summer 2013 UArts Dance Study Cycles is a three-week immersion for young artists and professionals seeking to further define and expand the scope of their dancing and dance making – concluding with a week in Southern France at Festival d’Avignon. The application deadline is April 14, 2013.
Dance Study Cycles is coordinated by the School of Dance at the University of the Arts, with application and related administrative processing through the Division of Continuing Studies. For more information visit cs.uarts.edu/dancecycles.
Attend Our Summer Information Session
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm.
Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and certificate programs. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills using a project-based approach. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry, or keep technical skills current.
Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one new summer 2013 CE course. (New students only. No retroactive refunds will be given.)
211 S. Broad Street (Corner of Broad + Walnut)
9th Floor, Room 901
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Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts is offering two upcoming free workshops that focus on understanding the primary source material available to teachers at the Library of Congress, how to access and use these materials, and understanding why primary sources are important in education. Visit us online at tps.uarts.edu to learn more and to register for these special events.
Fall 2012 Workshop: Tue, Nov 6: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Delaware County Intermediate Unit
Spring 2013 Workshop: Sat, Apr 13: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, The University of the Arts
Certificate Student Lecture + Discussion: The Humanitarian Photography of Tracy Clark
Thursday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
The University of the Arts | Terra Hall | Connelly Auditorium | 8th Floor |211 S. Broad Street
2012 Digital Photography Certificate recipient and professional photographer Tracy Clark will present her work as a humanitarian photographer in Nepal, Honduras and Haiti. Clark will present her experiences in the field and the development of her portfolio of work, as well as the importance of understanding what humanitarian aid organizations aim to do, the issues they address, and the people and populations they work with. Clark will also discuss her new book, Life Without Mirrors: A Photographic Journey in Nepal, published in April. The book is a compilation of photographs and thought-provoking questions about her first trip to Nepal and the beginning of her passion for humanitarian photography. Clark traveled with the Pennsylvania United Medical Association (PUMA) to villages in the Lamjung District to run medical clinics and support the needs of communities in the mountain regions.
Registration for summer 2012 courses in Continuing Education and the Professional Institute for Educators is now online. You can also view and download our Continuing Education and Professional Institute for Educators brochures in an easy-to-read format.
Pre-College Summer Institute (for high school students) applications are also being accepted. You can download the Summer Institute brochure in an easy to read format as well.
Online registration for the Professional Institute for Educators and Continuing Education programs is now open for the summer 2012 semester. We also offer fax, mail-in and walk-in registrations.
Pre-College 2012 Summer Institute applications are also being accepted.
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UArts is happy to announce that our Summer Institute priority application deadline has been extended to:
May 15, 2012
Our summer programs in Art + Media, Dance, Music and Theater offer college-level instruction for students passionate about the arts. We also have one-week Commuter Intensives available each week from July 9 - August 3. We have lots to offer to you this summer, but you must act quickly - space is limited.
If you have any questions about your application, feel free to contact us at or 215.717.6430. We hope to see you this summer!
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UArts Admissions Open House is Saturday, March 31 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Pre-College Coordinator Heather Jo Wingate will give a presentation on the 2012 Summer Institute for high school students at 2:45 pm in the Admissions Welcome Center at 320 S. Broad.
Join us for a one-day workshop for educators on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm featuring Keynote Speaker Joe Fusaro, Senior Education Advisor for Art:21, with a preview of Art:21 season six.
Presented by the University of the Arts Department of Art + Design Education, and the Division of Continuing Studies, the workshop will include hands-on studio experiences with UArts Art, Media + Design faculty.
Participants select one afternoon break-out studio session, from one of the following:
• 3-D Computer Modeling • Animation • Book Arts • Hot Glass Jewelry • Plaster Printing • Design • Drawing with Light • Printing with InkAID • Wearable Art • and more options to come!
Registration includes free parking, lunch and continental breakfast.
Art:21 - Art in the 21st Century is a PBS documentary series, educational resource, archive and history of contemporary artists. It is broadcast in over 50 countries, with a new season every two years. Art:21 is the only series on U.S. television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists. A nonprofit organization, Art:21 makes contemporary art more accessible to the public and documents 21st century art and artists. Their goal is to raise the profile of major players in the world of contemporary art and to encourage creativity. Art:21 was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Artistic and Cultural Programming.
Full details available online at cs.uarts.edu/workshop beginning December 1, 2011.
Registration by mail, phone or fax. Deadline: Friday April 6, 2012.
Emerging Perspectives: Connecting Teaching, Learning and Research
Join thousands of colleagues from around the world for this exploration of visual arts education. Choose from over 1,000 opportunities for professional growth and engage in diverse and dynamic sessions exploring the shared vision of visual arts education through teaching, learning and research; and apply this knowledge in the classroom immediately. Discover new perspectives with inspiring keynotes, hands-on workshops, tours, sessions and events with visual arts education professionals.
And check out these sessions at the Convention, featuring UArts faculty, staff and graduate student presentations:
2:00 – 2:50 pm
Learn How to Adapt Tools, Materials and Curriculum for the Inclusive Art Classroom
10:30 – 10:55 am
Portfolio Prep: How and Why It Should be Incorporated into the Classroom
Heather Jo Wingate + Kathleen Brown
1:00 – 1:50 pm
Designing Innovative and Engaging Yearlong Curriculums for Secondary Students
Rande Blank, Bridget Kavanagh, Margot Livingston + Sarah Strickland
2:00 – 2:50 pm
Making the Mundane Marvelous: Street Art, Eco Art, Folk Art, Environmental Art and Green Art
10:00 – 10:50 am
Classroom Art Teachers and the Reality of K-12 Art Rooms: Partners in UArts’ Preservice Program
Rande Blank, Maria Lengauer, Maria Pandolfi + Barbara Suplee
10:00 – 10:50 am
Examining Murals as Socio-Political Mechanism and Aesthetic Movement Across Two Cultures: South Africa and Philadelphia
Erin Elman, Gleny Beach + Lynn Flieger Countryman
Students enrolled in fall 2011 or spring 2012 semester Professional Institute for Educators courses at the University of the Arts campus can park in the Symphony House LAZ garage (located at 440 South Broad Street - the corner of Broad and Pine). Participants must bring their parking ticket to the Continuing Studies office at 211 South Broad Street, Room 901, to receive a special parking voucher for parking during class sessions.
View our website for a list of PIE summer courses at the UArts campus.
Full STEAM Ahead: Teaching Art for the 21st Century
Saturday, September 24 | 8:45 am – 3:45 pm
Presented by the University of the Arts Department of Art + Design Education, and the Division of Continuing Studies
EQUIP YOURSELF FOR THE FUTURE. In education, STEM—the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics—has been receiving preferred status. Nationally, these fields are collectively considered core technological underpinnings of an advanced society. In many forums—political, governmental and academic—the strength of STEM is viewed as an indicator of a nation’s ability to sustain itself. Yet, there is a national initiative, using research in support of 21st Century Skills, advocating revising STEM to STEAM. By inserting the letter “A” for Arts into the acronym, the Arts are brought into the core of student academic achievement and signifies the critical relationship of the Arts within education. Find out more about arts advocacy and hands-on cross-disciplinary projects that support quality art content.
The Division of Continuing Studies presents a selection of student work from Continuing Education screen printing courses, 2009 - 2011. The work is drawn from the Continuing Studies permanent collection and features pieces by Dan Judge, William Wendt, Sheila Watts, and others. The instructors for these printmaking courses were Greg Pizzoli, Screen Printed Poster, and Marisha Simmons, Fine Art Screen Printing.
The exhibition is presented on the 9th floor of the Terra Building at 211 S. Broad, and will be on view through the summer 2011 semester.
Image: Student work by Dan Judge, Fine Art Screen Printing
Experience new curriculum, updated schedules and more choices this summer at UArts! The Art + Media program now includes a Visual Arts Commuter Workshop program for local students and new choices in concentrations, electives and workshops for residential students. We also offer more field trips, guest artist visits and a soft-gallery opening at the conclusion of the program. Our program is one of the only programs in the country where you can pick and choose your own schedule while earning college credit.
The Dance program boasts a new direction and more courses for individual choreography and experimentation in new media.
Our Jazz program praises our noteworthy faculty and includes more trips to local music venues and guest performances.
The Theater programs in both Acting and Musical Theater have new and unique courses and instruction, as well as a shared core curriculum. Both programs visit local Theater productions and meet local actors and performers while earning college credit.
Join us this summer to learn more about what college is like and to immerse yourself in an energetic community of artists!
Download PDFs of our brochures from our website, or click here to request a brochure be mailed to your home.
Rekindle your creative Flame, and develop skills for your future as well as today. Take the first step and join us on campus to learn about Continuing Education’s courses and Certificate Programs on Wednesday, April 6 at 5:30 pm. Meet our instructors and get all your questions answered. Our Certificate Programs are designed to provide students with the training and skills necessary to secure a new position, transition into a new industry, or keep technical skills current to ensure you adapt to changes successfully. A broad range of competencies, skills and abilities will help you stay in demand. Come see for yourself – attend the Continuing Studies Career ReDesign Fair + Open House and discover the best program or course to meet your needs.
Attendees will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on one new summer 2011 CE course registration. (New students only. No retroactive refunds will be given.)
Wednesday, April 6 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The University of the Arts | Terra Hall | 9th Floor | 211 S. Broad Street
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.717.6006 by Friday, April 1, or contact us with any questions.