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About the Program

Art is a transfer program housed in the Communication Arts, Fine Arts and Humanities division. Transfer programs are for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. Some students take art courses to fulfill the humanities and fine arts requirements for a transfer degree, others take art courses as part of a plan to major in art. Many students also take art courses as electives

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See samples of faculty and student art on our Instagram account.

Career Opportunities

  • Graphic design
  • Teaching
  • Commercial art
  • Fine art

These careers may require additional education beyond the Associate degree.

Why study at CLC?

All of CLC’s tenure-track art faculty are professional artists who emphasize both solid technical skills and idea generation and conceptual development in their teaching. At CLC, you will have the opportunity to study art history, photography, drawing and painting, water color, computer art, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry making. Our courses are demanding, and they will prepare you to transfer to a baccalaureate program. (If your goal in studying art is to develop your talent without majoring in art, our approach will provide you  with  a solid grounding in artistic craft.) Many of our graduates continue their study of art at schools including the Milwaukee School of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University and the Art Institute of Chicago. Others continue their study of art for personal satisfaction or to develop their skills and perspectives as professional artists.