Illinois State University College of Fine Arts

The College of Fine Arts believes in advancement of the arts within a diverse intellectual and social environment through collaboration in learning and artistic practice. Programs in art, music, theater, dance, and arts technology are offered.

School of Art

The School of Art at Illinois State University provides a professional education for students desiring careers in the visual arts. The highly selective baccalaureate program provides the most gifted students the opportunity to mentor closely with a faculty sponsor and to produce a professional solo exhibition prior to graduation. The master’s program provides highly motivated and gifted visual artists the opportunity to work intensively toward their development as artists.[1]

Accreditation

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design fully accredits the School of Art.[2]

Undergraduate Programs

  • Art History
  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Arts
  • Teacher Education

Graduate Programs

  • Fine Arts
  • Art Education
  • Visual Culture

School of Music

Illinois State University offers a variety of study programs within the spectrum of music. More than fifteen ensemble opportunities are available to all students on-campus, plus multiple chamber music ensembles, and musical theatre/opera productions. Admission to the program is through audition. There are also private instruction opportunities taught by professors, not teaching assistants, on all wind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as piano, voice, and strings, including classical guitar.

Accreditation

Illinois State is one of 593 schools of music accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).[3]

Undergraduate Programs

  • Band and Orchestral Instrument Performance
  • Classical Guitar Performance
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music Business
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Theater
  • Music Therapy
  • Keyboard Pedagogy and Performance
  • Voice Performance

Graduate Programs

  • Collaborative Piano
  • Music Composition
  • Music Conducting
  • Music Education: The summer’s only program in the graduate program in Music Education affords teachers the flexibility to complete a master’s.
  • Music Performance
  • Music Therapy

School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre and Dance offers conservatory-level training within the context of a liberal arts education. Performance opportunities with Illinois State include the professional Illinois Shakespeare Festival, extensive main stage, second-stage and studio productions, plus student produced works. Admission to the Acting, Dance, and Dance Education sequences are through audition. Admission to the Design/Production sequence is through portfolio.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Dance Education
  • Design/Production
  • Theater Education
  • Theater Studies

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Arts or Master of Science in Theater
  • Master of Fine Arts in Theater
  1. Acting
  2. Costume Design
  3. Directing
  4. Lighting Design
  5. Scene Design

Program in Arts Technology

The Arts Technology Program integrates study across the arts with the study of digital technology. Students use digital media to explore areas of traditional creative art making in music, sound, still and moving imagery, and typography to express ideas and solve problems. Admission to the Program in Arts Technology is through portfolio.

Undergraduate Program

  • Arts Technology

Graduate Program

  • Arts Technology

References

  1. ^ School of Art's Edge, retrieved November 5, 2012.
  2. ^ NASAD Accreditations, retrieved November 5, 2012.
  3. ^ NASM Accreditation, retrieved November 5, 2012.
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