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2005-2006 University Catalog 
2005-2006 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

2005-2006 University Catalog

The arts have the power to transform society. They play an essential role in ensuring and enhancing the quality of life. The University of the Arts is committed to inspiring, educating and preparing innovative artists and creative leaders for the visual, performing, and media arts of the 21st century.

The University of the Arts is the nation’s only university devoted exclusively to education and professional training in design, visual, media, and performing arts. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The University of the Arts was founded in 1987 through the consolidation of two century-old institutions: the Philadelphia College of Art and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. A third academic unit, the College of Media and Communication, was established in 1996. Offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in communication, crafts, dance, graphic design, industrial and museum exhibition design, fine arts, illustration, media arts, multimedia, museum communication, music, theater, writing, and museum and arts education, the University prepares its students to assume careers in traditional and emerging arts and related fields.

The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

CEEB code 2664
Title IV code 003350

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of the Arts is committed to maintaining an environment in which students, faculty, and staff may pursue academic, artistic and professional excellence. This environment can be secured only through mutual respect and unconstrained academic and professional interchange among faculty, staff, and students. Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, other state and federal laws, and The University of the Arts policy, the faculty, staff and students of the University are entitled to participate in and obtain the benefits of University programs, activities and employment without being discriminated against on the basis of their race, creed, color, ethnic background, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

The University also strictly prohibits any form of retaliation or reprisal against anyone reporting allegations of harassment or discrimination, or cooperating in an investigation of such a report. Such retaliation shall be considered a serious violation of the University’s nondiscrimination policy and shall be punishable by discipline up to and including termination, regardless of whether the charge of discrimination is substantiated. However, if an employee, student, or faculty member is found to have intentionally lied about a claim of discrimination, or brought a claim in bad faith, knowing that the allegation of discrimination is false, then that employee, student, or faculty member may be subject to discipline or expulsion.

Examples of prohibited retaliation include: threatening reprisals against the person who complained or cooperated in an investigation; unfairly changing a person’s evaluations, assignments, grades, or working conditions; or otherwise continuing any harassment or discrimination against such person.

The University of the Arts gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission and financial aid, and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnic background, or disability. Direct inquiries to the Office of the Dean of Students/ADA Coordinator, The University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102; 215-717-6618.

This catalog was updated as of July 2005. The University of the Arts reserves the right to revise any information herein at its discretion and without prior notice.

Trademarked names appear throughout this catalog. Rather than list the names and entities that own the trademarks or insert a trademark symbol with each mention of the trademarked name, the publisher states that it is using the names only for editorial purposes and to the benefit of the trademark owner with no intention of infringing upon that trademark.

The University of the Arts® is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Reg. No. 2,341,258. UArts® is also registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Reg. No. 2,677,865.