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Famous University Of The Arts Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 4.5k views36 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of the Arts and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of the Arts, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of the Arts include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of the Arts alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of the Arts are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of the Arts.

This list has a variety of graduates, like Jared Leto and KaDee Strickland, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of the Arts?” and “Which celebrities are University of the Arts alumni?”
  • 1
    Jared Leto

    Jared Leto

    Painter, Businessperson


    BirthplaceBossier City, Louisiana, United States of America

    Jared Joseph Leto (; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Charles Sheeler

    Charles Sheeler

    Artist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1883-1965)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Charles Sheeler (July 16, 1883 – May 7, 1965) was an American painter and commercial... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Ana Ortiz

    Ana Ortiz

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Ana Ortiz (born January 25, 1971) is an American actress and singer. Having pursued a career... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Willi Smith

    Willi Smith

    Fashion designer

    AgeDec. at 39 (1948-1987)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Willi Donnell Smith (February 29, 1948 – April 17, 1987) was an American fashion designer. At... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Joe Dante

    Joe Dante

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceMorristown, New Jersey, United States of America

    Joseph James Dante Jr. (; born November 28, 1946) is an American film director, producer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    KaDee Strickland


    BirthplacePatterson, Georgia, United States of America

    Katherine Dee "KaDee" Strickland (born December 14, 1975) is an American actress known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Richard Amsel

    Graphic Designer

    AgeDec. at 38 (1947-1985)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Richard Amsel (December 4, 1947 – November 17, 1985) was an American illustrator and graphic... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Chiquita Anderson

    Chiquita Anderson

    Model, Dancer


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

  • 9
    James DePreist

    James DePreist

    Conductor, Musician

    AgeDec. at 77 (1936-2013)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    James Anderson DePreist (November 21, 1936 – February 8, 2013) was an American conductor.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    André Watts

    André Watts

    Pianist, Teacher


    BirthplaceNuremberg, Germany

    André Watts (born June 20, 1946) is a classical pianist and professor at the Jacobs School of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Trina Schart Hyman

    Trina Schart Hyman

    Illustrator, Writer

    AgeDec. at 65 (1939-2004)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Trina Schart Hyman (April 8, 1939 – November 19, 2004) was an American illustrator of... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Irving Penn

    Irving Penn


    AgeDec. at 92 (1917-2009)

    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey

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  • 13


    BirthplacePhoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    John-Paul Lavoisier (born March 12, 1980) is an American actor.
  • 14
    Elise Neal

    Elise Neal

    Actor, Dancer


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • 15
    John Mecray

    John Mecray

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  • 16
    Carson Van Osten


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  • 17
    Roger Hane

    Roger Hane

    Roger T. Hane (1939–1974) was an illustrator of paperback books, commercial advertising... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Aliki Brandenberg

    Aliki Brandenberg

    Illustrator, Author


    BirthplaceWildwood Crest, New Jersey

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  • 19
    Philip Jamison

    Philip Jamison



    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • 20
    Arnold Roth

    Arnold Roth



    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • 21
    Bernard Waber
    Bernard Waber (September 27, 1921–May 16, 2013) was an American children's author most famous... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Cal Schenkel

    Calvin "Cal" Schenkel (born January 27, 1947, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Todd Schorr

    Todd Schorr

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  • 24

    Matt Reitsma

    Costumer, Textile artist

    BirthplaceMedia, Pennsylvania

    Matthew Reitsma is a costumer and textile artist.
  • 25

    Judith Jamison

    Choreographer, Actor


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Judith Ann Jamison was born May 10, 1943 to Tessie Brown Jamison and John Jamison, Sr. She is... more on Wikipedia