We appreciate your interest in our programs and look forward to reviewing your application. Whether you're applying as a Freshmen, Transfer, International or Inter-College student. The information listed below will assist your application to our College. Should you have specific questions, please feel free to contact the College Recruitment Team at 312.413.9427 or

Degree Programs:


  • Architecture, BS, MArch
  • Architectural Studies, BA, Minor
  • Design Criticism, MA
  • Architectural Studies, Minor


  • Design Studies*, BA (*this is the pending updated name change)
  • Graphic Design, BDes, MDes
  • Industrial Design, BDes, MDes

Art & Art History:

  • Art (Moving Image, New Media Arts, Photography, Studio Arts), Minor, BFA
  • Art Education, BFA
  • Art History, Minor, BA, MA, PhD
  • Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts, BA
  • Moving Image, MFA
  • New Media Arts, MFA
  • Museum & Exhibition Studies, minor, MA
  • Photography, MFA
  • Studio Arts, MFA


  • Acting, BFA
  • Theatre and Performance, Minor, BA
  • Theatre Design, Production and Technology, BA


  • Jazz Studies, BMus
  • Music, Minor, BA
  • Music Business, BA
  • Performance, BMus

Financial Aid:

The Office of Student Financial Aid provides a wide range of financial services designed to help students and their families meet the cost of attending UIC. Other scholarships and assistance opportunities can be found at the Office of Special Scholarship.

CADA Arts Talent Tuition Awards are available to students in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. Contact your school or department for application information.

nondiscrimination Policy:

At UIC, we're proud of our tradition of welcoming students from every ethnic and racial group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical condition, and age. We've been recognized as one of the most diverse colleges in the U.S. But what really matters is the way diversity supports and enriches our students' lives.

The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms. The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities.