The Whistleblower, Department of Theatre, February 2022, Photo by Darrell Hoemann

Take a closer look at FAA.

Tremendous opportunities await students at the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Set within a tier one research university, our degree programs provide an outstanding education through small classes and individualized instruction. The invigorating atmosphere of our diverse campus encourages discovery and connects students with a global community of future leaders. And we know that aspiring artists need more than a space for creativity. Illinois has nationally ranked sports teams, one of the greatest research libraries in the country, free wifi, accessible buildings, a friendly community, interest-based clubs, and state-of-the-art labs. Visit us and experience the energy of an innovative campus for yourself.

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For help on finding the easiest route to the Urbana-Champaign campus, head to the university's set of directions and transportation links.

The university has a structured visit program for interested students and their families, Orange and Blue Days, special programs for anyone already admitted to the university, and Saturday tours. You can register for a one-on-one session with a school representative when you sign up online for a program to visit Illinois through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. While you're here, you can take a self-guided trek at your own pace so that you can make a beeline for areas that are most intriguing.

If an in-person visit is not part of your plan—or if you can't wait to get here—explore the University of Illinois more in-depth online (don't miss the student-created virtual reality view of campus) or take a photo tour. You also might want to go (virtually) to Japan House for a moment of zen.

But if you're seeking excitement, watch what happens at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a massive complex for theatre, dance, music, and technology-driven new works.

In addition to auditions and interview sessions, we welcome people from around the world at open houses and special gatherings. At these events, you can get to know faculty members and admissions staff, sit in on classes and rehearsals, see current students' work, and meet other families interested in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. FAA also offers a wide range of virtual sessions to introduce you to the college—or feel free to contact an FAA advisor directly to set up an individualized plan.