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Our hearts go out to the students, faculty, and staff at University of the Arts.

The University of Hartford is uniquely positioned and ready to help UArts students explore their options to complete their degrees.

We are home to The Hartt School for Music, Dance, and Theatre and the Hartford Art School. We offer programs across the visual and performing arts and have a program that might be the right fit for you! 

How UHart Can Quickly Assist in Your Next Steps

  • Apply for admission: Applicants in music, dance, or the visual arts will be required to complete an audition, interview, or portfolio review. Upon submission of your application, additional details and follow up will be shared quickly. Applicants in other programs will be reviewed and notified immediately.
  • Transfer your courses: Once you have applied, all credits and credit hours will be quickly reviewed and mapped to your academic program of choice, so that you can stay on track to complete your degree on time.
  • Maintain your financial aid: UHart will work to create a financial aid package that is consistent with the aid you’re receiving at UArts, with the appropriate scholarship package for the duration of your uninterrupted studies.
  • On-campus housing is available if you need it: On-campus housing is available for transfer and first-year students. For students who do not wish to live on campus, UHart will waive the residency requirement for students who transfer from UArts, given these unique circumstances.

Ready to apply? UHart will waive all application fees. In addition, we will waive $100 of the deposit for students who transfer from UArts. 

Talk to an Admission or Financial Aid Counselor

UArts students who are interested in learning more about the University of Hartford can reach out to the below contacts or complete the form linked below. We will connect you with appropriate colleagues across the University to make sure you have everything you need to make an informed decision.

Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid:
Shane Ciccarelli, Dean of Admission or 860.768.4296

Are you a graduate student? Contact our Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at or 860.768.4371 for assistance.

Are you an international student? Contact our Director of International Admission, Nicholas Venn, at or 860.768.4839 for help.

We are here to help you as you explore what’s next.

Experience UHart

We know the best way to figure out if a university is the right fit for you is to experience it for yourself. That is why we have developed a number of ways for students to connect with us here at UHart.

The Hartt School Admission Information

Below we have highlighted some areas in which The Hartt School can assist UArts students in the admission process in the areas of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Due to course curriculum requirements and transfer considerations The Hartt School would best serve UArts Music Students with a Classical or Jazz focus in their third and fourth years in the following programs (More information on all of these programs can be found on The Hartt School site):

  • BMus in Instrumental Performance: This is for students with a classical focus who are looking to continue their artistic explorations in the classical idiom. Students will participate in large ensembles as well as have the option to participate in our chamber music program.
  • BMus in Jazz Studies: The Hartt School has a small ensemble focus in their Jazz program as well as a solid base of Jazz History Academics to support a student’s artistic exploration.
  • BA in Music: This is a good option for UArts student who would like to focus on a liberal arts education while maintaining their focus in Music. It does not require lessons or ensemble, but students may participate in them. It could also be a good home for UArts students who are interested in Commercial Music as we do not have BMUS in Commercial Music Performance, but students can hold a Commercial Music concentration.
  • Performing Arts Management: This would be a good fit for a UArts student in the Music Business, Entrepreneurs and Technology program who are more focused on the business aspects of their major. Please note this is not a direct transfer program but we will work with students to ensure a positive fit.
  • MM in Jazz Studies (Reviewing entering and current UArts students): This would most likely be a 3-credit transfer.

Due to core differences in our course requirements, we cannot accept transfer applications for the programs listed below. We can review first-year applications or those who are willing to restart their undergraduate degree (some liberal arts credits may transfer) on a rolling basis in these programs.

  • BMus in Vocal Performance (Classical/Opera Focus)
  • BMus in Music Composition (Requires Instrumental/Voice Study)
  • BMus in Music Education (Instrumental and Vocal)
  • BMus in Music History (Requires Instrumental/Voice Study)
  • BMus in Music Theory (Requires Instrumental/Voice Study)
  • BMus in Music Production and Technology (Requires Instrumental/Voice Study)
Additional Offerings to Consider:
  • Music Education Minor
  • Performing Arts Management Minor
  • Composition Minor

As a small theatre program, we have limited flexibility in our class size and after thoughtful review of our current enrollment we can offer transfer reviews from UArts students in the following areas:

  • Actor Training: We are accepting transfer review requests from fourth year UArts students. Regretfully, our other years are at capacity.
  • Technical Theatre: Students in the BFA in Theater Design and Technology can find a home in our BFA in Technical Theatre program. Although less focused on design, our program teaches you the skills to professionally step backstage after graduation with extensive opportunities for hands on learning throughout your program.
Please note that all our Music Theatre classes are currently at capacity and are unable to consider UArts transfer applications at this time.

We will review transfer applications for our BFA in Dance program from UArts Students on a rolling basis with preference in reviewing third and fourth year students. Please take time to review our program and course curriculum as the tenants of our program differ from the UArts curriculum and philosophy. Ballet is at the center of our training program with ballet technique and pointe classes (as appropriate) for all students daily. For the audition, please review our recorded audition requirements. We can be flexible but must see a demonstration of ballet and modern technique. Students who pass an initial review will be asked to interview with our faculty.


Audition Requirements: Audition requirements can be found on the program webpages of our website. Given the circumstances, we will be flexible in our requirements with a focus on identifying if you are a good candidate for our school and not on mandatory submission requirements. You can email your audition materials directly to Please also send along unofficial transcripts with your audition materials.

Transfer Credits: We will be as flexible as possible in reviewing transfer materials. We have closely reviewed the UArts curriculum and pending a successful interview/audition and holding a minimum of 3.0 in your core classes, we aim to place students in their current year as appropriate.