The College of Fine and Applied Arts is a community of artists, designers, performers, and scholars dedicated to teaching skills by its placing emphasis on the primacy of the creative process, on contributing to the future development of culture, and on a deep engagement with the society.The School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of America's leading institutions of architectural education. Our students and faculty come from diverse backgrounds and share a commitment to furthering the profession and discipline of architecture through excellence in teaching, scholarship, creative work and public engagement. Our programs extend from Chicago and East St. Louis to Versailles and Shanghai. Today, we proudly continue our 130-year commitment to innovation in architectural education and professional practice.The School of Art + Design is committed to developing the creative, intellectual, and academic capabilities of our students, enabling them to pursue a career in the creative industries, in a studio practice, in education, or academia.The mission of Japan House at the University of Illinois is to provide an academic, cultural, and natural setting for promoting an appreciation of Japanese culture and related Asian cultural concepts.Krannert Art Museum, located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a unit within the College of Fine and Applied Arts, opened its doors in 1961, establishing a permanent home for the University's existing collection of fine art.Krannert Center for the Performing Arts was built in 1969 in Urbana, Illinois, USA, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an educational and performing arts complex.Advancing the Art of Music The mission of the School of Music is to advance the art of music and its related disciplines. It seeks to educate students in the various fields of the profession and to promote an understanding of music on the campus and in the larger community. The School endeavors to preserve diverse repertories and cultural traditions while also creating opportunities for artistic, intellectual, technological, and scholarly innovation in the realm of music. The School is dedicated to excellence in research, performance, composition, and teacher education, undertaken in a spirit of collaboration among its own constituents, as well as with those of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the University at large.The Department of Theatre, UIUC, offers a comprehensive array of theatre programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is one of the largest planning programs in the U.S., and it is one of very few programs that offers three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning, a Master of Urban Planning, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Regional Planning.