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Whether in person or virtually, we are excited to see you! Join us for a College of Fine and Applied Arts information session or a campus Orange and Blue Day. Both are great chances to come to campus during university visit days. You can go on a campus tour, hear from admissions representatives, and learn more about the college. Tours of some units will also be available on visit days. We also offer virtual events, including an overview of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and presentations on creative careers, portfolio tips, and talent submission tips. In addition, select FAA units offer tours and meetings you can join.

Join FAA administration for an on-campus information session and get a closer look at the College of Fine and Applied Arts, which houses Architecture, Art and Design, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Sustainable Design, Theatre, and Urban Planning. Come on a Friday this fall! Tours may be available for some FAA units after the presentation. Additionally, you have the option to join a campus daily visit for a presentation from college admissions representatives and a campus tour.

Friday, September 9

Friday, September 16

Friday, September 23

Saturday, September 24

Friday, October 7

Friday, October 21

Saturday, October 22

Friday, November 11

Friday, December 2

Friday, December 9


An Orange and Blue Day is a large, day-long University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign open house. You'll begin your visit with a presentation about life on campus, followed by a Q&A session with current students. Next, you'll hear about housing and financial aid. After breaking for lunch, you'll have the chance to attend an information session with the College of Fine and Applied Arts. After the information session you can visit the unit of your choice: Architecture, Art and Design, Dance, Landscape Architecture, Music, Sustainable Design, Theatre, or Urban Planning.

Monday, October 10

Friday, October 14

Friday, October 28

Friday, November 4


Join the School of Architecture for a tour of its facilities—including studios—and hear about the school's programs. Tours are available every Monday, excluding campus holidays.


Join the School of Music for a tour of its facilities and hear more about what the school has to offer. Tours are available Monday–Friday, excluding campus holidays.


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, September 12

Monday, October 10

Monday, November 14

Monday, December 12

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)


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, sustainable design, theatre, or urban and regional planning, you'll want to join an information session to find out about all the exciting career options.

Tuesday, September 13

Tuesday, October 11

Tuesday, November 15

Tuesday, December 13

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)


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, September 14

Wednesday, October 12

Wednesday, November 16

Wednesday, December 14

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)


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, September 15

Thursday, October 13

Thursday, November 17

Thursday, December 15

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)


These information sessions will include details about the admissions procedure (including the portfolio requirement) and the different majors and minors offered in the School of Art and Design. Each small session will have time for questions.

Thursday, September 8

Monday, September 19

Wednesday, October 5

Thursday, October 20

Wednesday, November 2

Monday, November 14

Thursday, December 1

Wednesday, December 14

4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)


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

Monday, September 12, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (CDT)

Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (CDT)

Monday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (CDT)

Wednesday, October 26, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (CDT)

Tuesday, November 15, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (CST)

Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (CST)

Monday, December 5, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (CST)


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

Monday, September 26, 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, October 25, 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. CDT

Friday, December 2, 12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. CST

Friday, December 16, 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. CST


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 Monday 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (CDT/CST)


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 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. If you schedule a campus event on a day that also offers an FAA information session, you can hear from representatives from our college. Check out all the options to visit campus in person or virtually or try other ways to explore the university.

Are you ready to learn more about the College of Fine and Applied Arts?

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