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Spring 2015 Course Preview

Our fall 2014 semester has courses beginning in September through November - but it's never too early to begin thinking about spring courses! Check out our Spring 2015 Preview highlighting some of our most popular course offerings to help you plan ahead.


Submit your district paperwork and register early with a deposit. Visit http://cs.uarts.edu/pie/classes to view course details including course descriptions.


Please contact the Professional Institute for Educators with any questions at pie@uarts.edu or 215-717-6095.

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PIE Instructor Christina Day's solo show + artist talk

PIE instructor Christina Day has an upcoming solo show at the Art Alliance entitled Fifth Wall. The exhibition will feature seven new pieces, including a number of new sculptures, an architectural installation and some creative writing work. The show will run from September 11th thru November 30th. For more information visit: http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/christina-day-fifth-wall/#more-2729
 

In conjunction with the exhibition, Christina will also participate in special programming including an artist talk on Saturday, September 27th at 3 pm. and a panel discussion focused on "Observation and Making" on October 30th at 8pm. All events are free and open to the public. Details are available via the links below:


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CE Digital Photography Capstone Reception - Aug 12

The Division of Continuing Studies is pleased to present the upcoming Continuing Education Capstone Exhibition, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate student Susan Laure.
 

CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition
Soul Connection...follow me
August 12 - September 18, 2014
 

Reception:
Tuesday, August 12, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvere and refreshments will be served
 

The Continuing Studies Gallery
9th Floor of Terra Hall
211 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


For more information please call 215.717.6006 or email cs@uarts.edu.

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CE Preview Day: Saturday, September 13

Join us on Saturday, September 13 from 10 am - 4 pm for a one-day hands-on experience, including free lunch for only $35.

These one-day workshops are designed to give you a short introductory experience to many of our popular subjects. They provide a quick sample that can help you select a full course or allow you to explore a new subject that intrigues you. Free lunch is included for all participants.
 

Students who register and complete a workshop are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on one 30-hour course within the same term.

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Continuing Education Fall Information Session

Attend Our Fall Information Session


Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 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 fall 2014 CE course. (No retroactive refunds will be given.)


Terra Hall
9th Floor, Room 901
211 S. Broad Street (Corner of Broad + Walnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19102


RSVP to or 215.717.6095


Need Directions? Go to:
cs.uarts.edu/campus-map-directions

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Teaching Artist Certificate Program Relaunching Fall 2014!

The Teaching Artist Certificate program at the University of the Arts is an unprecedented online program inclusive of all the arts: visual, performing, literary, media and crafts. Recognizing the role of the artist as a vital component of PreK-12 educational reform, the program was designed by the University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
 

This research-based certificate program will build the knowledge and capacity of artists to work alongside teachers and arts specialists in Pre K-12 classrooms and community settings to create and implement best practices residency programs that support learning in and through the arts. The Teaching Artist Certificate has a special application process. Download the Teaching Artist Certificate Application
 

For more information on the program and application process visit the Teaching Artist Certificate page, email or call the Continuing Education office at 215.717.6095.

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One Week Studio Intensives

The Continuing  Education department is pleased to offer these unique non-credit studio opportunities for all artists and art-lovers seeking to explore a new media indepth during an intensive week-long summer retreat, now at a non-credit rate. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in focused study, material exploration and a retreat to produce work. Each course culminates in a small gallery reception and celebration for all participants.


These artistic retreats allow for focused daytime studio study and are held at three locations:
Wayne Art Center: June 23 - 27
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: July 7 - 11
The University of the Arts: August 4 - 8


Studio Choices by location:
 

      Wayne Art Center       GoggleWorks      UArts

For more information about courses and registration visit cs.uarts.edu/ce/studio-intensives.

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EdTech Week: June 23 - 27

EdTech Week: June 23 – 27 at UArts and UES!


Join us for a week of learning technology tools for teaching and student assessment, culminating with a keynote speaker and luncheon at UArts! Choose one focused course for graduate credit at either our main campus in Center City (free parking provided!) or at our Chester County location at Unionville Elementary School.


More and more, educational technology is used in the classroom as an instructional tool to enrich the quality of instruction and enhance learning. Teachers need to be prepared to use technology both as a learning and assessment tool. UArts is committed to supporting the ever-changing needs of teachers who recognize the critical role technology can and should play in their classroom.


Included in this week-long experience is the opportunity to come together with your fellow educators for a keynote speaker and luncheon at our main campus in Center City Philadelphia. Bus transportation from UES to UArts will be provided for the luncheon.


Questions? Email pie@uarts.edu or call 215-717-6006. Visit our EdTech page for more information on this program. 

 

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Summer 2014 Senior Series Courses

We are proud to expand our programming this spring to serve our many seasoned friends and neighbors who enjoy the rich cultural resources of the city and are looking for engaging art, media and cultural experiences here in Philadelphia to explore with peers.
 
These five-week, non-credit courses provide enough depth to explore a topic, experiment with media, produce work and engage in a subject – yet are short enough to encourage the exploration of many interests. Conveniently offered during summer afternoons, each course is designed for those who are ready to create, engage, discuss, explore and learn in a setting that fits this chapter of their life.
 
 
Register online or call 215-717-6095 to register over the phone.
 
Course offerings include:
 
 
Have questions? Call 215-717-6095 or email
 
   
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Dance Study Cycles: Summer 2014 Intensive

Summer 2014 Intensive
Philadelphia – Avignon Paris
Featuring technique and repertory of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
led by Neil Fleming Brown
June 28 – July 16, 2014
 

Application Deadline: May 5, 2014
 

Dance Study Cycles is an innovative project for professional experience in preparation for careers and advanced study in dance. Dance does not exist in a vacuum. Recognizing the current need for contemporary programs of study with the capacity for young artists to experience national and international exchanges in dance, Dance Study Cycles is designed specifically for advanced undergraduate students or recent graduates seeking to build new networks across geographies. Distinctive for its rigorous training, critical discourse, individual mentorship and engagement with internationally recognized artists, Dance Study Cycles will utilize the University of the Arts as its creative home base.

June 28 - July 3   Intensive Study at UArts/Philadelphia
This portion of the program can be taken as a stand-alone intensive.

July 6 - July 11     Festival d’Avignon/Southern France

  • Attend the premier cultural event of the summer, Festival d'Avignon, with multiple performances daily
  • Experience this international festival as a gathering place for artists around the world
  • Engage with artists about their creative works and visions through conference events
     

July 11 - July 16    Paris, France

  • The study abroad portion is designed to immerse you in a comprehensive French cultural experience
  • Take studio practice classes and attend artists chats
  • Network with professionals at world-renowned art institutions
     

For application details and additional UArts Dance Study Cycles information please visit: cs.uarts.edu/dancecycles or contact the UArts Continuing Education Office through Karyn Tufarolo, Assistant Director of Professional + Adult Programs at .

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CE May 17 Preview Day

Join us on Saturday, May 17 from 10 am - 4 pm for a one-day hands-on experience, including free lunch for only $35.

These one-day workshops are designed to give you a short introductory experience to many of our popular subjects. They provide a quick sample that can help you select a full course or allow you to explore a new subject that intrigues you. Free lunch is included for all participants.
 

Students who register and complete a workshop are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on one 30-hour course within the same term.

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CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition April 16 - May 12

The Division of Continuing Studies is pleased to present the upcoming Continuing Education Capstone Exhibitions, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate students.
 

CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition
April 16 - May 12, 2014
Featuring the work of:
 

Bert Gilliam – Work Ethic: Images from Vertical Turbine Specialist
Danielle Hepner – Attributes
Danielle Melton – Alone
Theresa Stigale – In Transit
Kelly Thompson – Honest Bill's Place
 

Reception:
Wednesday, April 16, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvere and refreshments will be served
 

The Continuing Studies Gallery
9th Floor of Terra Hall
211 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


For more information please call 215.717.6006 or email cs@uarts.edu.

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Continuing Education Summer Information Session May 7

Attend Our Summer Information Session


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 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 2014 CE course. (No retroactive refunds will be given.)


Terra Hall
9th Floor, Room 901
211 S. Broad Street (Corner of Broad + Walnut)
Philadelphia, PA 19102


RSVP to or 215.717.6095


Need Directions? Go to:
cs.uarts.edu/campus-map-directions

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ArtsWeek 2014: Wayne Arts Center, GoggleWorks + UArts

Each summer, the University of the Arts hosts our annual ArtsWeek at three regional locations: the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, the Wayne Art Center in Wayne and the University’s campus in Philadelphia.

ArtsWeek is designed to provide teachers from all disciplines with an intensive, week-long opportunity to explore, create and develop new approaches to classroom education through the use of art-specific content and materials. Teachers earn graduate credits, PA Act 48 hours and develop useful tools to use in the classroom.


ArtsWeek 2014 Schedule studio choices, travel, hotel and links to online registration available here:
Wayne Art Center: June 23 - 27
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts: July 7 - 11
The University of the Arts: August 4 - 8


Participants who register for courses at any of the three ArtsWeek locations are invited to this talk, included as part of the course registration.  Guests who wish to attend only the luncheon and talk are invited to attend by registering for a cost of $40.


Visit cs.uarts.edu/artsweek for more information on ArtsWeek 2014


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Reduced Tuition for Summer 2014 TPS Courses

Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts creates professional development opportunities for K-12 educators in the greater-Philadelphia area that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular areas in all grade levels.


Due to the generous support support of the Library, summer 2014 courses are being offered at reduced tuition. Course offerings include:



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Edward S. Lisk Workshop: The A.R.T of Instrumental Music

The A.R.T of Instrumental Music

A Weekend Workshop with the Creative Director, Edward S. Lisk

 
May 16, 6 - 9 pm
May 17, 9 am - 4 pm
May 18, 9 am - 12 pm                                                             

The University of the Arts
Terra Hall, 17th Floor
Caplan Theater
Philadelphia, PA                 
 
New dimensions in teaching, thinking, practicing and playing an instrument! Topics for the 3-day clinic will include: Shaping ensemble tone quality through Balance-Blend-Intonation, Ensemble Pulse/Time, Musical Dynamic, Scale Mastery, Articulation, Musical Expression and how to deal with the unadorned markings of musical notation. All participants are asked to bring their primary instruments, as this is a playing workshop in a concert band setting.
 
 

For more information contact:
Elizabeth Sokolowski
Division Head, Music Education
215.717.6354
 
 
 
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Free Teaching with Primary Sources Workshop for Educators

Saturday, April 26th, 9am - 12 pm at The University of the Arts


Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts courses create professional development opportunities for K-12 educators that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular learning in all grades.


Discover the basics you’ll need to effectively understand and use the vast resources of the Library of Congress in your teaching. Learn how to differentiate between primary and secondary sources, navigate and access primary source items from the Library of Congress, and discover the different formats primary sources have — all to help students explore the ways people have documented their stories throughout history.  You’ll discover sources that use the lenses of arts artifacts such as photographs, writings and imagery to enhance student learning in a range of subject areas and grade levels.


REGISTER NOW!


Click here to view the TPS Workshop Slideshow


Visit tps.uarts.edu for more information on the TPS-UArts program.

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PAEA + PDE Workshop at UArts - Develop Student Learning Objectives

PAEA/PDE Workshop: Student Learning Objectives
Saturday, April 5:  9 am – 12:30 pm

 

This workshop addresses components of the new statewide teacher evaluation system being implemented by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) effective for the academic year 2014-2015. 
 

In this new system, a percentage of the evaluation for a teacher of subjects such as art, music, physical education, family consumer science and other non-testing or elective subjects will be based on designing and implementing student learning objectives (SLO’s) in the classroom. Designed for teachers and administrators, this workshop provides critical information on SLO’s presented by PDE representative O. David Deitz, as well as first-hand experiences from teachers who have previously piloted this new system.
 

Presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA), the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Professional Institute for Educators, this will help you get ready now for the changes affecting student learning, teacher evaluation and student learning objectives. Participants earn three PA Act 48 activity hours.  Lunch and free parking provided.


Download the Event Flyer and Registration Form.


Submit registration forms to:
Professional Institute for Educators
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19102

Fax: 215.717.6538


REGISTER ONLINE:

Only $15 for non-PAEA members:  REGISTER NOW

FREE for PAEA members (must provide member #):  REGISTER NOW


   
Event Location:
The Caplan Center for the Performing Arts at the University of the Arts 
Terra Hall | 211 S. Broad Street | 16th + 17th Floors | Philadelphia, PA 19107
Confirmation + parking info will be emailed to all registrants prior to event.


Questions? Call 215.717.6006 or email
 


  

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FREE Photography + WPA Poster Courses for Educators!

The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program at the University of the Arts encourages participants to become detectives — seeking out images, artifacts, music, playbills and more to bring subjects to life in the classroom. By analyzing primary sources from the Library of Congress, cultural organizations and artists who partner with TPS-UArts, we provide authentic experiences like no other!


Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, TPS-UArts courses create professional development opportunities for K-12 educators that focus on teaching with primary sources in an arts context to enhance cross-curricular learning in all grades. Programming is FREE for non-credit and graduate credit is also available. Advance registration is required to reserve your spot - register now!


Upcoming courses:
 

  • Photography: Who Are We? - Constructing Identity Through Images
    Sat + Sun: February 15, 22 + 23  : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    at The University of the Arts
    Photography has always been a democratic medium and virtually anyone can make a photograph, but learning how to read images and understand what they tell us about ourselves and others is often overlooked. Participants examine how photography influences identity and how it can be used as teaching tool in grades K - 12. Course activities include field trips for an insider's look into local archives and museums. Content is appropriate to a range of subject areas as connections to social science, identity, expression and literacy are explored.
    Register now for CREDIT or NON-CREDIT
     
  • The Power of the Poster + the Print - Using WPA Sources
    Sat + Sun: February 22, March 1 + 2 : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    at The University of the Arts
    Of the 2,000 Works Progress Administration posters known to exist, the Library of Congress' collection is the largest. These striking silkscreen, lithograph amd woodcut posters were designed to publicize health programs, cultural programs, theatrical performances, educational programs and community activities throughout the United States in the 1930s. In this course, learn about the WPA and its mission as well as the connections to history, art, social science and visual literacy.  Including printmaking excercises, mural tours and museum visits, use the digital archives of the Library of Congress to prepare lessons based on these powerul historic images.
    Register now for CREDIT or NON-CREDIT

     

Visit tps.uarts.edu for more information on courses and workshops.
    

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Graduate Open House

Join us on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 12 - 4 pm for the UArts Graduate Open House to learn firsthand what our Master of Education in Educational Program Design and Graduate Certificates are all about. Graduate Open House will be held from 12 pm to 4 pm.


At Open House, learn about graduate programs at the University:

  • Get information about curriculum, career opportunities, and application requirements.
  • Meet  program directors and faculty from all graduate programs.
  • Participate in a panel discussion with current students to get a firsthand look at life at UArts.
  • Tour the campus, including studios, classrooms, performance spaces and other graduate facilities.

     

View the Spring 2014 Graduate Open House Postcard
View the Spring 2014 Graduate Open House Poster

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