Harness your creative abilities and develop your research and analysis skills
Key Program Features
Express yourself in the creative field of art! LLCC’s art program provides a strong foundation of research, analysis and creative application in design, studio arts and art history. The curriculum is designed to challenge students to utilize all applicable technologies and materials to create works of art and design, while developing creative problem-solving strategies and critical-thinking skills. Art classes offered include ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, two- and three-dimensional design, sculpture and more.
A juried student art exhibit is held annually in LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery providing art students the opportunity to build experience in the art field. Students and the community also have the opportunity to experience the work of various artists through gallery exhibits during the academic year. Students may also find their work as a part of the college’s permanent art collection.
Some craft and fine artists are self-employed, while others work in various industries or for museums, historical sites or schools. Because of the broad range of industries in which an artist can work, salaries and job potential can vary greatly. The art field is rather competitive. Artists who consistently build on their skills and their reputation will increase their job potential. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the 2016 median annual salary for an artist was $48,780.
Degree and Certificate Programs
LLCC offers the following programs to prepare students for university transfer and/or career in the art field. Read more about the courses in each program:
- Art • Associate in Fine Arts – time to completion: 2 years
The Associate of Fine Arts degree focuses on developing an understanding of the specific discipline of visual arts through the intensive study of technique, history, theory and hands-on approaches to studio work. This program is designed to provide students with the competencies necessary to achieve a smooth transition into a Bachelor of Fine Arts program.
- Art • Associate in Arts – time to completion: 2 years
This degree is designed for transfer to four-year institutions and intended for students majoring in art-related fields, design and education. Students are encouraged to take a creative approach to problem-solving through exploration of the arts and design, as well as fulfilling general education requirements.
- Screen Graphics • Certificate of Completion – time to completion: 1 year
This program is for students seeking employment in the commercial silkscreen printing and design field.
Investment in Your Future
For the 2017-2018 academic year, tuition for ART courses (except 101, 110, 204, 205 and 208) runs $181.50 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour. All other courses run the standard in-district tuition rate of $121 and have fees of $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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Questions about the program? For more information, call LLCC Arts and Humanities at 217-786-2318 or 217-786-2329.
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Some programs, including Screen Graphics • Certificate of Completion, fall under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides this program’s gainful employment information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).