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Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115.

A school of art and design in the college of visual and performing arts in a state-supported university.

Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1969
Year of Most Recent Comprehensive Review: 2022
Academic Year of Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2031-2032

Degree-Granting, Non-Degree-Granting, HLC, Not-for-Profit, Public, Teacher Education Accreditation.


Jessica Labatte, Director, School of Art and Design
Telephone: (815) 753-7850
Facsimile: (815) 753-1473

Degree and Program Listing

Bachelor of Arts-4 years: Art; Art History.
Bachelor of Science-4 years: Art; Education (Art Education).
Bachelor of Fine Arts-4 years: 2-D (Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Printmaking); 3-D (Ceramics, Fibers, Metalwork and Jewelry, Sculpture); Design (Photography, Time Arts, Visual Communication).
Master of Arts-1 1/2 to 2 years: Art; Art History.
Master of Science-2 years: Art (Art Education).
Master of Fine Arts-2 years: Art (Fine Arts, Photography, Time Arts, Visual Communication).
Certificate-1 year: Art History (Graduate).
Doctor of Philosophy-3 years: Art Education.