May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]


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College of Visual and Performing Arts



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Paul Kassel, M.F.A., dean
Ed Klonoski, Ph.D., associate dean

The schools of the College of Visual and Performing Arts offer baccalaureate programs leading to the degrees Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), and Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.). The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers a contract major leading to the degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

First- and second-year majors in the College of Visual and Performing Arts are required to see their School advisor once a semester for advising.

School Names and Undergraduate Programs Offered

School of Art and Design
B.A. or B.S. in art
B.A. in art history and visual studies
B.F.A. in art studio and design
B.S.Ed. in art and design education 

School of Music
B.A. in music
B.M. in music 

School of Theatre and Dance
B.A. in theatre studies
B.F.A. in theatre arts
B.F.A. in dance performance

Deans’ List Criteria

The College of Visual and Performing Arts recognizes undergraduates whose academic performance has been outstanding through the Dean’s List.  The Dean’s List recognizes those students who achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher (on a 4.00 scale) while completing a minimum of 12 graded semester hours within a fall or spring semester.

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