The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers graduate and undergraduate classes both on-line and at regional sites in the suburbs, Rockford, and Chicago. Studio art, art education, art history, and music theory classes are offered on an occasional basis in fall, spring, and summer, and occasionally, in a shorter format during the intersession in May and June. An updated list of classes is available.
Classes are taught by NIU faculty in formats and at times and places for the convenience of working adults. Most classes are for three semester hours of credit and are taught at the 300, 400, 500, or 600 levels.