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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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MEd + Graduate Certificate for Educators: Spring Info Sessions

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.

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 and begin the admission process today!

Join us for the following upcoming Fall Information Sessions. To attend, RSVP to or call 215.717.6092.

Tuesday January 7, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Philadelphia Academy Charter School
11000 Roosevelt Blvd/Plaza Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Thursday January 9, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
At Unionville Elementary School
1775 West Doe Run Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
1605 West. Main St.
Norristown, PA 19041

Thursday, January 30, 2014
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bucks County Intermediate Unit
705 Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

We are also happy to schedule personal advising sessions at UArts’ campus for any prospective students.

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CE Digital Photography Student Wins AMSP NYC Photo Competition

    • Untitled - Bridget Horgan Bell

Photo credit: Bridget Horgan Bell


Congratulations to CE Digital Photography Certificate student Bridget Horgan Bell who recently won first place in the student category of AMSP NY's annual photography competition. 

IMAGE 13, which marked the 11th year of the international photo contest run by the New York chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, was open to all professional, serious amateur and student photographers residing in the United States.


Photo credit: Bridget Horgan Bell

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One-Day Workshops to Earn Act 48 Hours

Our one-day workshops are designed to keep educators up-to-date on current topics and trends to improve teaching and student learning in a short, convenient format for those who prefer a non-credit experience.

Click on the following course titles to find out more information and register online.


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Free Parking at All PIE Locations

Parking is free at all locations where Professional Institute for Educator courses are offered - including our main campus in Center City! Visit our Locations page for a complete list of all of our sites.

Students attending courses within the Professional Institute for Educators at the main UArts location in Center City are eligible for a special free parking voucher to cover the costs of parking during class meeting times. Students must park at the LAZ garage in the Symphony House building, located at 440 South Broad Street - the corner of Broad and Pine Streets. Please visit our policies page for more details.


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CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition

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

A Technique of Rapid Passage Through Varied Ambiences
August 13 - August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 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


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Summer 2013 Dance Study Cycles

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

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