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The University of the Arts
320 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
The University of the Arts (UArts) is a university of visual and performing arts in Philadelphia. Its campus makes up part of the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia. Dating back to the 1870s, it is one of the oldest schools of art or music in the United States. The university is composed of two colleges and two Divisions: the College of Art, Media & Design, and the College of Performing Arts, as well as the Division of Liberal Arts and the Division of Continuing Studies.
Many alumni have achieved notable success. They include jazz musician Stanley Clarke, film director Joe Dante (Gremlins). cartoonist Arnold Roth, and illustrator Cal Schenkel, best known for his work with Frank Zappa.
Library access: "Individuals not affiliated with the University of the Arts who wish to use University Libraries materials must request an appointment ahead of time," the website states. Researchers who wish to borrow materials may apply for membership, which costs $50 for six months. Membership requests are subject to library approval. The libraries have reciprocal borrowing arrangements with Peirce College and Moore College of Art and Design.
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