Alumni from the School of Art and Design are included in the permanent collections of major museums. A partial list includes: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Art Institute, Chicago; The Cincinnati Art Museum; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The National Gallery, Washington; The National Museum of American Art, Washington; The Center for Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland; The Albuquerque Museum of Art and The Indianapolis Museum of Art. In commercial fields, School of Art alumni may be found at every level of the profession in every major market in the U.S. Alumni of the School of Art hold major leadership positions, such as Paolo Colombo, Director for the Center for Contemporary Art in Geneva, Switzerland.
Alumni of the School of Music are found nationally and internationally in numerous orchestras, opera companies, chamber ensembles and other musical organizations. A partial list includes the Louisville, Milwaukee, National, New Mexico, and Los Angeles symphonies; Broadway and touring companies of musicals such as Phantom of the Opera and Grease; the Deutsche Oper Berlin; the Shanghai and Arianna string quartets, and the list goes on
Alumni from the School of Theatre and Dance have appeared as leading or supporting actors, dancers, designers, and directors in Emmy award winning television series, Oscar winning movies, and Tony and Jeff awarded theatre and dance productions in every metropolitan cultural center of the United States, Canada and western Europe.
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115