Art A.F.A.

Associate in Fine Arts
Transfer Degree

Create, critique, improve

Extend your vision

You love creating. Extend and strengthen your vision with a fine arts degree from the College of Lake County. Create works—from start to finish—in a wide variety of 2D and 3D mediums. As you develop your craft, you gain a greater ability to critique and evaluate—to step outside your own vision and strengthen it with added perspective.

Every artist walks this path—create, critique, improve. Supportive guides and perceptive peers mean your growth happens faster. That’s the point of studying art as you make it. Save money studying and gain insights from others when you earn an A.F.A. degree at CLC. Easily transfer to a four-year school to study art, design or another field that aligns with your creative vision.

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

The A.F.A. degree in Art prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, Illustration, Digital Art, Art Education or other related areas.

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.
  • 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

Need help?

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

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. View degree requirements in the college catalog.

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.

Female student taking notes in class

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

Frequently asked questions

*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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