Art A.A.

Associate in Art
Transfer Degree

Create, learn and grow

Learn about different techniques and mediums

Learn the fundamentals of creating art—with an associate degree in Art from College of Lake County. This degree saves you money on your way to a bachelor’s degree, and it prepares you for success at the university level. It also prepares you for a rewarding career as a professional artist, graphic designer or teacher.

What can you do with an A.A. in Art?

The Associate in Art (A.A.) degree in Art prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in the visual arts or other related fields.

Apply for the Art Major Scholarship

The Art Major Scholarship can speed you along your educational journey. This $250 award can pay for any educational expense (including art supplies), and it’s renewable for multiple terms. To qualify, you must be an Art major demonstrating financial need.


  • Student and Faculty Art Showcase

    See samples of faculty and student art on Instagram.
  • Annual Student Art Competition

    Showcase your creations at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art and get a chance to win awards or sell your work.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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Your College & Career Navigator (CCN) is your "go-to person" ready to help you get started at CLC.

Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.

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Art at CLC

Get the bigger picture

This transfer degree is just one possible way to study Art. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

View the Art Program Overview

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