University of the arts philadelphia


Founded in 1876 in the center city of Philadelphia, it now stretches for six blocks from Walnut Street to South Street along the Avenue of the Arts. It offers classes in Design, Visual Arts, Performance and Film, and emphasis is on intermingling of students from each of these areas. The University evolved in 1985 with the merging of two century-old institutions, the Philadelphia College of Art and Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. In 1987, it achieved university status, becoming the largest institution of comprehensive arts in the USA. Source: The University of the Arts,