UIUC College of Fine and Applied Arts

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University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts
Established 1867
Type Public
Dean Edward Feser
Academic staff
Students 2371[1]
Undergraduates 1574[1]
Postgraduates 797[1]
Location Champaign, Illinois, USA
Admissions 37.4%[1]
Website http://www.faa.illinois.edu

The College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) is a multi-disciplinary art school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Academic units and majors[edit]

  • Minors Include:
    • Art and Design
    • Architecture
    • Music
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Urban Planning
    • Theatre
    • Community Art Education
    • Art History

College facilities[edit]

History of College of Fine and Applied Arts[edit]

The College of Fine and Applied Arts celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2011.

Since the founding of the University of Illinois in 1867, the visual, performing, and environmental design arts have been an integral part of this institution, playing a distinct role in advancing its mission. Many of the college’s departments started as programs in other colleges, but over the decades the arts at Illinois have grown in size, stature, and notoriety into impressive units that make up a vibrant college — a rich array of disciplines that have come together to shape this campus’s dedication to the arts.

On October 3, 1921, a proposal was made by the University Senate to organize the Department of Architecture, the Division of Landscape Architecture, the School of Music and the Department of Art and Design into a College of Fine Arts. A committee, made up of faculty members, was appointed in 1928 to make recommendations, which were approved by the Senate on February 2, 1930. On March 12, 1931, the Board of Trustees established the college for the "... cultivation of esthetic taste on the part of the student body at large ... and development of general artistic appreciation." The first dean was appointed in 1932.

Today, the college includes the Schools of Architecture, Art + Design, and Music; the Departments of Dance, Landscape Architecture, Theatre, and Urban + Regional Planning; the Action Research Illinois project; Japan House; the Krannert Art Museum; the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; and Sinfonia da Camera, the university’s resident chamber orchestra. The college offers exhibitions, concerts, performances, lectures, master classes, and conferences in all areas of the performing and visual arts and for the designed and built environment."History of the Arts at Illinois". Retrieved 2008-11-05. 

Department of Urban + Regional Planning[edit]

The University of Illinois has a long and rich history in the training of urban and regional planners, dating back to 1913 when Charles Mulford Robinson, one of the era's most distinguished planners, was appointed Professor of Civic Design in the University's Landscape Architecture Division. At that time, only the University of Illinois and Harvard University offered courses in urban planning. In 1945 the university authorized a master's degree in urban planning, and in 1953 an undergraduate degree was established. Both programs were offered in the Department of Landscape Architecture until 1965, when the Department of Urban Planning became its own academic unit. The department established the PhD in Regional Planning in 1983.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is one of the largest and top-rated planning programs in the U.S., and it is one of very few programs that offers three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning, a Master of Urban Planning, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Regional Planning. It also offers a Minor in Urban Planning, as well as joint master's degree options, including with Law, Architecture, and Business Administration. Planetizen.com ranks Illinois' graduate program among the top three in the nation [1]. "About DURP". Retrieved 2008-11-05. 

Notable alumni[edit]


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