College of Fine and Applied Arts
Art & Design – Majors
History of Art
Students apply to one of the following majors in the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA): Art Education, Art History, Crafts: Metals, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, New Media, Painting, Photography, or Sculpture. Undecided majors apply to the Art Foundation curriculum. All major’s first-year experience will include courses in drawing, 2D, 3D, and 4D practices (ARTF 102-105). Undecided majors (Art Foundation) will declare their Art + Design major March 1 of their first year of study.
- Policies and Procedures for Intercollegiate Transfer
- Minimum GPA of 2.00 (2.50 for Art Education)
- Students should apply preferably no later than the sophomore year.
- Students will need four years to complete degree requirements after transfer, unless they’ve completed the following coursework.
- ARTF 102 – Drawing I
- ARTF 103 – Design I
- ARTF 104 – Drawing II
- ARTF 105 – Design II
- For Art Education: Students must pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) offered through the State of Illinois Certification Testing system before their admission to Art Education can be finalized. Information and registration forms are available at http://www.icts.nesinc.com/
index.asp. Alternatively students may be eligible to use their ACT Composite score, provided they also took the Writing exam. Detailed information is provided at http://www.cote.illinois.edu/ certification/documents/act_ procedures_for_admission.pdf.
The Admission to Programs process occurs in March. The School of Art Design admits Fall term only since our classes are sequential. Portfolios will be required for admission. Detailed information on portfolio requirements, submission dates, and the submission process is available at: http://www.art.illinois.edu/
The School of Art and Design will contact the student after admission to notify them of their advisor’s name. The student will be responsible for setting up the initial appointment.