Planning for college is a big task. We want you to feel informed about the process and eager to find your place within the Arts at Illinois.

The Application Process for Undergraduates

Students must first apply to the University of Illinois. They must then meet the specific requirements of the program they are applying to in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Several programs within the college require an audition, portfolio, or interview. These additional requirements allow us to get to know you better and better evaluate your potential for success at FAA.

Once all your application materials are received and you have fulfilled your additional requirements for FAA (portfolio, audition, or interview), an admission decision can be made.

We invite you to visit the University of Illinois Office of Undergraduate Admissions online for information about

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The Application Process for Graduate Students

All prospective graduate students hoping to earn a degree in the College of Fine and Applied Arts must apply for admission through the University of Illinois Graduate College.

For a pre-application checklist and details about the application process, head to the Graduate College site, contact a representative by phone at 217.333.0035, or email your questions to

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