Apply to a Graduate Program

We are committed to training artists, designers, educators, critics, curators, and historians of visual art and culture at the highest professional levels.

Apply Directly to a Degree Program

The Art Education Program offers EdM, MA, and PhD degrees and the Art History Program offers both an MA degree and a PhD degree. The Studio and Design Program offers an MFA degree with concentrations in Studio Art (Painting, Sculpture, New Media, Photography, Printmaking), Design for Responsible Innovation (formerly Graphic Design) and Industrial Design.

To learn more about our graduate admissions process, please select the program of your choice:

We offer a variety of funding packages for graduate study.

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 & Design at the University of Illinois, please contact Ellen de Waard, Coordinator of Graduate Academic Affairs at the School of Art & Design,, (217) 333-0642.

Information Sessions for Prospective Graduate Students

Information sessions for prospective Fall 2024 PhD, MA, EdM, and MFA applicants are being offered remotely via zoom.

Please register in advance for one of the following dates:

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