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International Direct - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art at University of Illinois at Chicago: Tuition: $30,900.00 USD/year (Scholarship Available)

International direct admission to UIC Global is for international students with advanced English-language skills. It focuses on academic, cultural, and professional growth so you can excel in school—and prepare for a successful future.




As an international direct student at UIC Global, you’ll receive:


  • Exclusive and rigorous academic coursework
  • Priority access to in-demand courses that fit your interests
  • Guidance from academic advisors and mentors
  • Career development and networking opportunities
  • Intensive classes with domestic students

The School of Art and Art History prepares students to enrich and transform the world through their creativity and vision. Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in an interdisciplinary program that explores the social, conceptual, and aesthetic possibilities of art. Central to UIC's approach are studio courses with internationally renowned faculty that engage students in independent research and encourage the development of significant creative work. Studio courses utilize an array of media, including drawing, painting, photography, moving image, new media arts, performance, and sculpture. In addition to studio courses, students participate in seminars that interrogate the practice and theory of contemporary art.

The Art major is designed to offer an interdisciplinary experience that mirrors contemporary cross-media art practices. Art majors have the flexibility to choose to concentrate in one of four areas (New Media Arts, Moving Image, Photography, and Studio Arts) or steadily pursue coursework in all media throughout their four years.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: Grade 12 / High School
  • Min GPA: 80.0% 
  • English Proficiency Requirements:
    For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:
    • Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Listening: 16.0, Min Reading: 16.0, Min Speaking: 16.0, Min Writing: 16.0)
    • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Listening: 6.0, Min Reading: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0)
    • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 110
    • Min PTE overall: 54 (Min Listening: 50, Min Reading: 50, Min Speaking: 50, Min Writing: 50)
    This program does NOT offer conditional admission

Other fees:

  • Health Insurance Fee: $1,140 per year
  • Student Fees: $2,038 per year
  • Academic Facilities Maintenance Fund Assessment Fee: $452 per year
  • Library and Information Technology Assessment Fee: $294 per year
* Note: Additional fees may apply
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