Graduate Admissions

The Graduate Program of the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois is committed to training artists, designers, educators, critics, curators, and historians of visual art and culture at the highest professional levels.

The Art Education Program offers an EdM, MA, and PhD degree and the Art History Program offers both an MA and a PhD degree. The Studio and Design Program offers an MFA degree with programs in Metal, Painting, Sculpture, New Media, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Photography (closed for Fall 2017). For information about our graduate admission process, please select the program of your choice:

If you have any questions regarding the graduate admissions process or would like to learn more about any of the graduate programs in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, please contact: Ellen de Waard, Coordinator of Graduate Academic Affairs at the School of Art + Design, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone: 217-333-0642.