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Famous University Of The Arts Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 4.8k 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?”
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    Jared Leto

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

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    Charles Sheeler

    Artist, Photographer
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  • 3

    Ana Ortiz

    Actor, Singer
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  • 4

    Willi Smith

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    Joe Dante

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    Katherine Dee "KaDee" Strickland (born December 14, 1975) is an American actress known for her...  more
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    Richard Amsel

    Graphic Designer
    Richard Amsel (December 4, 1947 – November 17, 1985) was an American illustrator and graphic...  more
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    Chiquita Anderson

    Model, Dancer
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    James DePreist

    Conductor, Musician
    James Anderson DePreist (November 21, 1936 – February 8, 2013) was an American conductor....  more
  • 10

    André Watts

    Pianist, Teacher
    André Watts (born June 20, 1946) is a classical pianist and professor at the Jacobs School of...  more
  • 11

    Trina Schart Hyman

    Illustrator, Writer
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  • 12

    Irving Penn

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  • 13
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  • 14

    Elise Neal

    Actor, Dancer
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  • 15

    John Mecray

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  • 16
    Carson Van Osten (September 24, 1945 – December 22, 2015) was an American comics creator and...  more
  • 17

    Roger Hane

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

    Aliki Brandenberg

    Illustrator, Author
    Aliki Liacouras Brandenberg or pen name Aliki (born September 3, 1929) is an American author...  more
  • 19

    Philip Jamison

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    Arnold Roth

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

    Cal Schenkel

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

    Todd Schorr

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  • 24

    Matt Reitsma

    Costumer, Textile artist
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    Judith Jamison

    Choreographer, Actor
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