Art and Design

Courses offered by the Art Department at Harper College transfer to state universities in Illinois and most private institutions, colleges and universities nationally, with few or no lost credits. Students who transfer and earn a bachelor's degree in art (B.A. or B.F.A.) prepare themselves for a wide variety of careers in the creative arts field, including the fine arts, the design industry, art education, and museum work.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The  Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degrees prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in art or related careers. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

there used to be three by Sharon Harper

Harper College is shining a spotlight on the small-scale work of artists across the country at its 42nd Annual Small Works National Juried Art Exhibition. Read More

Urn Envy by Mary Jane Kirkwood

Mary Jane Kirkwood has been an art student at Harper for 25 years. She entered her piece, Urn Envy, in the Spring 2018 Juried Student Exhibition because she had received so many compliments on the piece, particularly the glazing. She never imagined Dr. Ender would select it for this year’s President’s Art Selection Award. Read More

Sabrina Balint

Sabrina Balint is the 2016-2017 Glen Reeser Scholarship to Promote Creativity in STEM Studies recipient and the 2016-2017 Drs. Robert H. and C. Jayne Wilcox Otter Chemistry Endowed Scholarship recipient. Read More

Diana Guarneros

When Diana Guarneros thinks of college, she envisions herself in an art studio surrounded by sketchbooks and sculpting tools, working to bring her ideas to life. With her good grades and long list of co-curricular activities, the Elk Grove High School sophomore is doing everything she can to get there. There’s just one problem. “I’ve checked out some schools and they’re pricey,” Diana said. “Attending could be tricky.” Read More

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Harper College has implemented safety measures that impact fall semester coursework, events and travel. Read More