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, concert halls, and accomplished alumni. Students have the opportunity to explore their creativity while receiving support and guidance from our world-renowned faculty.

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

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Tickets for concerts in the School of Music and performances in the School of Theatre and Dance are on sale now.

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

Fax: 815-753-6296