NIUs 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 CVPAs distinguished alumni. To learn more about how you can start your path to success in the arts, visit our school websites.
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.