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NIU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) is comprised of three schools, each with award-winning educational programs, exciting performances and exhibits, and outstanding art studios, theatres, practice spaces and concert halls. Students have the opportunity to explore their creativity while receiving support and guidance from our world-renowned faculty.

Famous musicians, artists, actors, dancers and educators are among CVPA’s distinguished alumni. To learn more about how you can start your path to success in the arts, visit our school websites.

If you have general questions about our college, our staff is ready to help.

Announcements

Out-of-state tuition rates have been eliminated for U.S. students.


The Stevens Building will reopen in Fall 2018.  Check out the renovations.


For the latest on arts events and news visit the NIU Arts Blog

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Music Building
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone:
815-753-1635
815-753-1636
Fax: 815-753-6296
cvpa@niu.edu