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News and Updates

Camps are over for 2014!

311 high school and junior high school visual artists, jazz musicians, and thespians from all over the country had a great week at NIU this summer.  Camps were held the weeks of July 13-18 and July 20-25. Check back in fall for the lineup and schedule for Summer 2015.


Mailing Lists

Join the fun! Sign up to be on the community school mailing list and receive our fall/spring flyers in August.  

Sign up to receive a summer camp flyer.  Flyers are available beginning in January.


NIU Community School of the Arts

Registration is open for the Fall Semester 2014.  Register for lessons, ensembles, and classes!  The proram offers activities for children and adults.


NEA Grants

The community school wrapped up the programming in spring 2014 for the third and final grant from the National Endowment for the Arts! The three $10,000 awards were made by the NEA's Arts Education in American Communities Initiative and were used to support and enhance activities planned in 2012, 2013, and 2014. More information about the activities that were funded by the grants is available.  More information is available about the National Endowment for the Arts.


Regional Credit Classes for the College of Visual and Performing Arts

The off-campus and online Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 course offerings for the NIU School of Art are now available. Register for the fall courses now through MyNIU.  Spring courses will be available for registration later in fall.