Welcome to the School of Art + Design!

Due to this campus’ COVID-19 response our students, and most of our faculty and staff, are not on campus for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Instead, we are looking forward to meeting you online!

To schedule your virtual visit, contact Ellen de Waard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please indicate the weekday and time of your visit (see options below), along with your preferred major program. You will receive a zoom link in response. Here are your options:

Virtual Visit times for Prospective undergraduate students:

June 2020

  • Tuesdays from 2:00pm-2:45pm CST 
  • Thursdays from 11:00am-11:45am CST

July/August 2020

  • Wednesdays from 3:00-3:45pm CST


About the School of Art + Design


Our Majors (and Minors!)

When it comes to your degree, each of our majors and minors offer a variety of studio classes and professors who care about your growth as an artist and designer. 

Take a look at more details about our Undergraduate Programs!

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Our Labs and Studios

Our state of the art design and making facilities give you the space and tools you need to learn and create with a wide variety of processes and materials.

Check out this virtual tour of Art + Design as well as our Laboratories page for 360 photos and more details about our facilities!


Our Campus and Community

Recent surveys show that students love our School of Art + Design program, labs, and facilities, but also the fact that our Art + Design community (almost 700 students) is part of the larger University of Illinois campus (over 50,000 students). While exploring our campus, students enjoy free access to amazing sports facilities, join clubs with students who share their interests, take classes in tons of subjects, attend all kinds of cultural and sports events, and eagerly wait for the Siebel Center for Design to open in 2020.

Take a virtual tour of our campus!

You can even take your education beyond campus with our study abroad programs. We also offer career services that help you find internships, work for startups, and begin a career or graduate school. Plus, our students can take elective classes outside their major as their skills develop.

See and hear what our recent alumni have to say about their experiences in the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois.

Last but not least: check out what our own students have said about the opportunities here in Art + Design at the University of Illinois.