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Virtual Events

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Because of COVID-19 our events this summer 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. If you would like to visit in person, we plan to host on-campus events this fall and will still offer some virtual options for those who cannot make it campus. 

Join us for an overview and application information session with the College of Fine and Applied Arts admissions team.

Tuesday, June 8

Tuesday, July 13

Tuesday, August 18

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT)


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, June 16

Wednesday, July 21

Wednesday, August 18

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT)


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, June 17

Thursday, July 15

Thursday, August 9

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT)


Are you interested in applying to a performing arts major in dance, music, or theatre at Illinois? Join us for this special presentation in which we will go over audition, interview, and portfolio tips.

Tuesday, June 22

Tuesday, July 27

Tuesday, August 24

7:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (CDT)


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 Wednesday

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. (CDT)


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.

Monday, June 14, 4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. (CDT)

Wednesday, July 14, 12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. (CDT)

Tuesday, August 17, 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. (CDT)


This overview of the School of Music will include general information about the school plus details about applications, auditions, and talent scholarships.

Every Monday and Wednesday

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. (CDT)


If you are interested in architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban planning and would like to set up an informational meeting with an advisor, please email Kristi Martin-Hoss at kmartin2@illinois.edu. We are not offering set meeting times this summer for these majors, but we are happy to schedule something with you.    

Visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign virtually this summer through daily information sessions with admissions counselors. Check out all the options.

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

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