UIUC College of Fine and Applied Arts

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign College of Fine and Applied Arts
DeanKevin Hamilton
Academic staff
United States

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]

  • University of Illinois School of Architecture
  • School of Art + Design
    • Art Education
    • Art History
    • Graphic Design
    • Industrial Design
    • Crafts: Metal/jewelry
    • New Media
    • Painting
    • Photography
    • Sculpture
  • Department of Dance
  • Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Department of Theatre
    • Acting
    • Scenic Design and Technology
    • Sound Design
    • Lighting Design and Technology
    • Costume Design and Technology
    • Stage Management
    • Theatre Studies
  • School of Music
    • Composition/Theory
    • Conducting
    • Jazz Studies
    • Performance
    • Music Education
    • Musicology
    • Piano Pedagogy
    • Music Technology
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • 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]

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; 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.

Department of Urban + Regional Planning[edit]

The University of Illinois has a history in the training of urban and regional planners, dating back to 1913 when Charles Mulford Robinson 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 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.[2]

Department of Landscape Architecture[edit]

This department is rated nationally among the top fifteen programs. It offers a BLA, MLA, and PhD program. [3]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "About DURP". Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  3. ^ "Department of Landscape Architecture". Retrieved 2019-10-11.

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Coordinates: 40°6′12.1″N 88°13′44.7″W / 40.103361°N 88.229083°W / 40.103361; -88.229083