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.
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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.
Art & Design News
Find out what's happening in the Art Department at Harper College.
The Igniting Paths to Success Scholarship enabled Stacie Hemley to pursue a business degree full-time at Harper College.... Read More
More than 85% of completers of Associate in Applied Science programs or long-term certificates were employed in career jobs within a year of graduation, according to a new study.... Read More
After a year off, the annual Harper National Juried Exhibition returns to spotlight pieces by artists from around the country while supporting the arts at the college.... Read More
Check out poetry, short stories and visual arts submitted by Harper students in the 2020-21 edition of Point of View, Harper College's award-winning arts and literary magazine.... Read More
Harper College alumna Reveca Torres, who was paralyzed in a car accident at age 13, has teamed with two artists with disabilities to create the "Tres Fridas Project." Harper will host the exhibit, which re-imagines iconic... Read More
Teresa Hernandez is the youngest student to receive the President's Art Selection Award. Her piece, "Again and Again," was created for an assignment in Professor Perry Pollock's Drawing II class.... Read More
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... Read More