Judy J. Lee

"People in art school are all great at sketching. I was able to learn more about the business side and human factors of industrial design—things that only a university can offer."

Even though conservatories can produce great artists, Judy J. Lee was interested in a more well-rounded education. At Illinois, Judy not only developed her technical skills but also studied art as a business and gained hands-on design experience abroad.

Nora Mokate
Class of2017

"I have the freedom to choose from a wide range of classes and activities and to focus on what interests me most and what suits me best."

Art + Design

Students graduate from the School of Art and Design equipped to succeed in academic careers, jobs in creative industries, teaching posts, and studio work. The Industrial Design Program has been ranked in the top 10 in the country two years in a row (U.S. News and World Report in 2012 and DesignIntelligence in 2013). First-year undergraduates take courses in a Foundations program to build a strong base of interdisciplinary skills.

  • BA programs
  • BFA programs
  • MEd program
  • MA, MFA, and PhD programs



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