Undergraduate Advising


For more information about undergraduate academic advising, please contact the advising office associated with the corresponding school of your program: 

School of Art and Design

Jack Arends Hall/Visual Arts Building 216
(815) 753-1473

Art and Design Education, Art B.A. or B.S., Art History and Design and Media Arts – Time Arts, Photography, and Visual Communication majors: Bethany Geiseman, Undergraduate Advisor bgeiseman@niu.edu

Art Studio – Drawing; Illustration; Painting; Printmaking; Ceramics; Fiber; Metalwork, Jewelry Design, and Digital Fabrication; and Sculpture majors: Stephanie Sailer, Undergraduate Advisor ssailer1@niu.edu

Janelle O’Malley, Recruitment Coordinator


School of Music

Music Building 140
(815) 753-1551

James Brown, Applied Artist, Undergraduate Advisor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Brigid Findley (Crawford), Admissions Coordinator

School of Theatre and Dance

Stevens Building 238
(815) 753-1334

Stephanie Sailer, Undergraduate Advisor

Helpful Links

Center for Student Assistance – Provides support in locating resources.

Huskie Academic Support Center – Comprehensive academic services such as tutoring sessions, writing assistance and academic skills development.

2021-22 NIU OneBookGuide to NIU and campus support services.  Use the search function to find information on resource you are looking for.  Feel free to contact your advisor or our office if you need additional assistance.

First-year NIU Studentsfeeling at home at NIU and setting your plans.

Catalogask your advisor for help with academic requirements and policies!

Degree pathsa helpful tool to be used with the catalog.

GPA Calculatorfigure your GPA and plan ahead.

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Music Building
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Ed Klonoski, Associate Dean

Phone: 815-753-1635
Fax:  815-753-6296