What will I learn?

The BA in Music is designed to give you the opportunity to study core music courses with a liberal arts foundation, enabling you to also take advantage of over 200 other areas of study across the university. If interested, you will have the freedom to pursue a double major in other disciplines, such as pre-professional programs offered through the School of Medicine.

The College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts is a unique group of schools and affiliated units dedicated to the investigation, creation, and interpretation of our physical, social, and sensory environments. With degree programs in the visual arts, design, theatre and music, architecture, and art history, the college is the only place in Chicago where one can prepare for a career in the arts and design within a major research university. The college is home to an energetic, award-winning faculty of practicing architects, artists, designers, museum professionals, art historians, musicians, directors, and theatrical performers. Through their instruction and ongoing research, the faculty introduces students to disciplinary and professional themes of contemporary importance and fosters a vibrant atmosphere of intellectual and creative inquiry.

The College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts is a leader in visual and performing arts and design education and research in the city of Chicago, the nation, and the world. The college considers its location in Chicago—a world-class cultural center, and a site of complex social realities—a primary asset. It has developed partnerships with significant local museums, theaters, firms, and other cultural institutions, as well as collaborations with a wide range of programs across the university. UIC’s status as an urban public institution drives the college’s interest in engaging urban issues and providing access to excellence in the arts and design to diverse audiences.

Which department am I in?

College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$34,344.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2021

Start date

11 January 2021, 23 August 2021

Venue

College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts

929 West Harrison Street,

303 Jefferson Hall (M/C 033),

CHICAGO,

Illinois,

60607, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

For international students

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

They must have obtained TOEFL iBT - Total Score 80; TOEFL with a score of 550 on (paper-based) or an IELTS Overall Score - 6.5 with a score of subsection minimum as follows: listening 6, writing 6, reading 6, and speaking 6 or an PTE with a score of 54 (with subsection minimum as follows: listening 47, writing 56, reading 51, and speaking 53).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

University of Illinois at Chicago ranks No. 7 on the Best Values list by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings

  • Chicago’s largest university with 30,000 students
  • Among the most diverse college campuses in the nation
  • Small class sizes for individualized attention
  • World-class research focus and facilities