About the College of Visual and Performing Arts
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Northern Illinois University is a major provider of artistic presentations and services to the region in ways that strengthen student learning and faculty and student artistry and research.
The College's contributions to the region play a critical role in the continuing richness of its cultural landscape:
- 30% or more of all exhibitions of contemporary art in museums and galleries in the region annually represent the work of alumni, current faculty, or current students of the School of Art
- 100% of the professional orchestras in the region have among their personnel alumni, current faculty, or current students of the School of Music.
- 100% of the major repertory theatre and dance companies in the region have among their personnel alumni, current faculty or students of the School of Theatre and Dance.
- The vast majority of the college's graduates in art and music education who wish to teach in the public schools find employment - and many of them teach in northern Illinois.