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Kiss Me Kate, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, April 2016, Photo by Darrell Hoemann


Every student from our 2013 graduating class is either employed, participating in an internship, or pursuing graduate studies.

  • Striking Sights Surround You on Campus

  • From Digital Media to Rare Manuscripts to Recordings, You Can Find What You Need among the 24 Million Items in the University Library

  • Not Much Can Beat a Spring Afternoon on the Quad

  • Illinois Has Trained Olympians and Paralympians, World and National Champions, and Thousands of Amateur Sports Fanatics

Arts Careers

Alumni from arts programs across the nation are highly motivated entrepreneurs who can create their own job opportunities. Graduates say that their teachers helped hone specific skills, and more than 75 percent would attend their schools again. Many are especially happy that their work reflects their personalities and values. And even in our challenging economic times, arts alumni have low student debt, which empowers them to be even greater risk takers and to follow their passions after graduation.