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.
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(Note: In addition to the Studio Art AFA degree, an Associate in Arts degree and Screen Graphics certificate are available. Opportunities may vary on the educational level earned.)
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 required courses in each program:
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.
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.
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 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022), all ART courses (except ART 101, 110, 204, 205 and 208) are $201.75 per credit hour for in-district residents, and all other ART courses have a standard in-district rate of $134.50 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 Communication at 217-786-2286.
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