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Virtual Events

Food Bowls at Japan House

Because of COVID-19 our events this spring will be held online. These virtual events are open to both prospective students (those who have not yet applied) and seniors who have submitted their applications. All events are hosted on Zoom and registration is required.

Information Sessions

Join us for an overview and Q&A with the College of Fine and Applied Arts admissions team and hear from a panel of current students.

Tuesday, February 9

Tuesday, March 9

Tuesday, April 13

Tuesday, May 11

7:00 p.m.–8:00 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 art and design, architecture, music, dance, theatre, landscape architecture, sustainable design, or urban and regional planning, you'll want to join an information session to find out about all the exciting career options.

Wednesday, January 20

Wednesday, February 17

Wednesday, March 17

Wednesday, April 21

Wednesday, May 19

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)


Join Ellen de Waard, coordinator of academic affairs, for a session about admissions and majors and minors in the School of Art and Design.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

3:00 p.m.–3:45 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. 

Thursday, January 21

Thursday, February 18

Thursday, March 18

Thursday, April 15

Thursday, May 20

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)


Join the Department of Dance for a Dance Virtual Open House:

  • Explore this long-established and progressive program
  • Engage with award-winning faculty
  • Interact with current students
  • Tour the expansive spaces
  • Hear about alumni and career opportunities

This Zoom session will include:

  • An orientation to the department and degree programs
  • A chance to meet a few alumni
  • Student-to-student breakout rooms
  • An inside look into the current dance production

Saturday, January 30

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.


The School of Architecture is offering prospective student virtual academic meetings during the fall semester.

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. (CDT/CST)

Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (CDT/CST)

Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. (CDT/CST)

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. (CDT/CST)


Are you interested in a major that prepares you to design for a social and environmental impact? The sustainable design undergraduate major (STEM designated degree list: 30.3301, Sustainability Studies) is an innovative, interdisciplinary course of study in design preparing you for a future in a sustainable world. Hear from program faculty, learn more about the major, and ask any questions you may have! These sessions are for all prospective students, including high school students planning for college and off-campus students interested in transferring from a two-year or four-year institution.

Friday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m. (CST)—register

Monday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m. (CDT)—register

Friday, April 9, at 3:00 p.m. (CDT)—register

Tuesday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. (CDT)—register

The School of Music is offering prospective student virtual meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30 pm CST/CDT.


The Department of Theatre will host many virtual events for interested students and chances to audition, show your portfolio, and interview. Head to the website to learn more.

Talent Submissions

Fulfilling a talent requirement is a second step in the application process for the the School of Art and Design, the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre.

Requirements for the BFA program

Requirements for the BA program

Upload your audition material

Application process

Virtual audition/interview dates

January 22, 2021

January 23, 2021

February 4, 2021

February 5, 2021

February 6, 2021

Specific audition requirements

FAA Virtual Classroom Visits

MUS 407: Electroacoustic Music Techniques I

Instructor: Eli Fieldsteel, assistant professor of composition–theory and director of University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios

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MUS 499C: Introduction to Audio Coding with SuperCollider

Instructor: Eli Fieldsteel, assistant professor of composition–theory and director of University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios

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Visit Illinois Virtually

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers daily information sessions to learn more about our university and what you should do next to prepare for college. We will also be offering Orange and Blue Days virtually:

Monday, March 29

Friday, April 2

Monday, April 5

Thursday, April 8 (evening session)

Admitted Students

Learn more about FAA and Illinois with other potential members of the class of 2025 at events specifically organized for admitted students.

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

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