Harper College

Course/Program Options

The Art Department offers these courses to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts general education requirements for non-art majors.

The Fine Arts encompass a host of disciplines which are centered on personal and cultural expression as well as creative production for various industries. Careers include: Animator, ceramic artist, college professor, fabricator, film/video maker, furniture maker, jewelry artist, painter, photographer, printmaker, prop/display production, sculptor.

The Design fields primarily serve the needs of business and industry. Almost all career areas in design are digital-based. Careers include: Animator, college professor, fashion designer, film/video maker, game designer, graphic designer, illustrator, industrial designer, interior designer, landscape designer, photographer, web designer.

Art History:
Careers include: College professor, curator, researcher, writer.

Art Education:
Careers include: Primary and secondary education.

Museum Studies:
Careers include: Administrator, conservator, curator, director, museum educator, preparator, restorer.

Art Therapy:
Careers include: Clinical therapist, institutional counselor.

Studio courses are art and design production lab courses that develop technical skills for making artworks and conceptual skills for creating. Foundation courses (100 level) emphasize fundamental skills to begin developing creative thinking. Second-year courses (200 level) emphasize technical mastery, conceptual skills and self-direction.

Studio classes typically meet six hours each week in specialized labs/classrooms. Students spend most of the time designing and producing works, although lectures, discussions and critiques are also included. Students are evaluated by portfolio review, class participation and through exams. Some art supplies are provided through student lab fees, but students will purchase most supplies. Textbooks may be required in some courses.

Prerequisites or consent of the instructor may be required for some 200-level art and design courses. All studio courses are three credit hours. All 200-level art and design courses may be repeated for up to six hours credit.

Foundation Art and Design Studio

Second-year Art and Design Studio

Art History classes incorporate lecture, discussion, and a close viewing of art, architecture, and material culture. Courses involve reading, writing, research, and visiting museums.

+Fulfills World Culture and Diversity Requirement


Last Updated: 4/8/24