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Summer Educator Micro-Residency 2016, Photo by Natalie Fiol
Classroom Visits for High School Teachers

College of Fine and Applied Arts admissions representatives are able to schedule select classroom visits this fall and spring. Please make sure your school is allowing visitors. We are vaccinated and will wear masks. If your school is not allowing visitors or if you prefer to sign up for a virtual presentation, we'll be happy to set up a Zoom or Google Meet session for your classroom. 

During this presentation we will explore the top five reasons to join FAA, all the areas of study, and admission requirements. With enough lead time we can also tailor this presentation to fit your specific interests.

Approximately 30 minutes

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, this information session will help you find out about all the exciting career options.

Approximately 30 minutes

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. 

Approximately 30 minutes

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.

Approximately 30 minutes

Additional Opportunities

At this time additional opportunities for groups to visit may not be available or may be altered because of COVID-19 safety measures.

Tour the second-largest museum of fine arts in Illinois. Students typically see four galleries and discuss a work or two in each gallery during the visit. The one-hour tours are designed to strengthen students' ability to examine pieces carefully, think critically about them, and interpret them. Guides provide background on the artists, information about the style and historical time of the works, and context for their creation. See Krannert Art Museum's Tour the Museum page for more information. 

Preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students can experience world-class live events during the day at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, a premier space for diverse works. The Youth Series features music from favorites such as Dan Zanes and Friends, movement companies including the electrifying Diavolo, full-length plays from the Department of Theatre, puppetry, and interactive shows. Guides for each event with background information about the performers, links to additional reading, and activities are mailed in advance so that teachers can prepare students and make deep connections to classroom work.