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Whether in person or virtually, we are excited to see you! Join us for FAA Friday or FAA Featured this spring, when you can come to campus during university visit days. You can go on a campus tour, hear from admissions, and learn more about FAA—plus select unit tours will be available on Fridays. We also have a number of virtual events including an overview of the college, presentations on creative careers, and sessions with portfolio tips and performing arts talent submission tips. Informational meetings with advisors in architecture, art and design, and music are also scheduled throughout the spring.  

Each FAA Friday information session gives you a chance to hear from current students from across the college and FAA administrators. If you are interested in getting a closer look at the College of Fine and Applied Arts—which offers degree programs in architecture, art and design, dance, landscape architecture, music, sustainable design, theatre, and urban planning—come on a Friday this spring! Tours of some FAA units may be available after the presentation. You also have the option to join a campus daily visit for an Office of Admissions presentation and campus tour as space permits.

Friday, April 1

Friday, April 22

Friday, April 29

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The FAA Featured information session gives you a chance to hear from current students from across the college and FAA administrators. If you are interested in getting a closer look at the College of Fine and Applied Arts—which offers degree programs in architecture, art and design, dance, landscape architecture, music, sustainable design, theatre, and urban planning—come visit us this spring! Tours of some FAA units may be available after the presentation. You also have the option to join a campus daily visit for an Office of Admissions presentation and campus tour as space permits.

Saturday, March 26

Saturday, April 16

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Whether you are interested in environmental design, the performing arts, or the visual arts, helping you follow your passion is what the College of Fine and Applied Arts does best. Join us for an overview and application information session with the admissions team.

Monday, January 10

Monday, February 14

Monday, March 21

Monday, April 11

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)

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What does someone with a degree in dance do for a career? If I study architecture but I don't want to build houses and skyscrapers, what job options are there for me? What is an urban planner? If you think you'd like to study architecture, art and design, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, or urban and regional planning, you'll want to join an information session to find out about all the exciting career options.

Tuesday, January 11

Tuesday, February 15

Tuesday, March 22

Tuesday, April 12

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)

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Learn the best practices for putting together an art and design portfolio. We will show you real examples of portfolio work and offer tips to make your portfolio stronger for admission to the School of Art and Design. 

Wednesday, January 12

Wednesday, February 16

Wednesday, March 23

Wednesday, April 13

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)

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Are you interested in applying to a performing arts major in dance, music, or theatre at Illinois? Join us for this special presentation to get audition, interview, and portfolio tips.

Thursday, January 13

Thursday, February 17

Thursday, March 24

Thursday, April 14

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)

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Join an information session about the School of Art and Design, the admissions procedure (including the portfolio requirement), and the different majors and minors. Each short session will have time for a Q&A.

Every Thursday

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. (CDT/CST)

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This overview of the School of Music will include general information about the school plus details about applications, auditions, and talent scholarships.

Wednesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m. (CST)

Monday, March 14, 3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m. (CDT)

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m. (CDT)

Monday, May 23, 3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m. (CDT)

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Visit the School of Architecture! Join us and be introduced to the architecture program at Illinois and learn what it takes to become an architect. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a current student and learn more about the campus.

Every Tuesday 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (CDT/CST)

Every Thursday 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)

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Learn more about the major and ask any questions you may have! Join us on Zoom for a live session.

Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (CST)

Monday, March 21, 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (CDT)

Tuesday, April 5, 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. (CDT)

Friday, April 15, 12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. (CDT)

Thursday, May 5, 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (CDT)

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If you are interested in programs in dance, landscape architecture, sustainable design, theatre, or urban planning and would like to speak with an advisor, please email faa-admissions@illinois.edu. We are happy to set up a one-on-one virtual informational meeting with you.

Applicants to the Department of Dance, Department of Theatre, School of Art and Design, and School of Music must fulfill talent requirements to complete the application process. School of Art and Design applicants will upload their portfolios to our submission portal. For all performing arts applicants (dance, music, and theatre majors), we will host on-campus audition events, attend festivals/events, and allow virtual auditions for those unable to audition in person. Each performing arts major has specific requirements for auditions, interviews, or portfolios. 

Head to our application information to get details on upcoming audition events.

Visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during daily information sessions and take tours with admissions counselors. Come on a Friday and you’ll be able to participate in FAA Friday! Check out all the options to visit campus in person or virtually.

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