Art, Design & Performing Arts
Preparing for a career in a creativity-driven field will not only open your eyes to how many products, markets and jobs rely on imagination, but will help you become more inventive yourself. By studying the arts, you will learn about new cultures, different forms of expression and using different methods to communicate ideas to an audience.
Harper College provides easily transferable credit courses that combine creative courses
and first-hand learning opportunities. Programs include Art and Design, Architecture
Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Arts Technology, Interior
Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Web Development.
Share your talents through Harper’s numerous performance and exhibit spaces, events, publications, and contests.
Learn from highly trained faculty in a supportive, constructive environment. Our student to teacher ratio is 19:1.
Explore our programs
Harper College offers a number of art, design, and performing arts career and transfer programs. To get started, select one of the program areas below:
Interested in another subject? If you are interested in transferring to study an art-related subject not listed here, please meet with an academic advisor to learn what courses to take to meet your academic goals.
Find out what's happening in the arts, design and performing arts at Harper College.
Harper College Fashion Design students share their work through "Imagine," the 2020 Fashion Show Spring Review. ... Watch the Video
"I am determined to cultivate my own ethical and sustainable channel of production, focusing on the betterment of women of color.” - Oyikansola "Sol" Akinola... Watch the Video
Harper College’s new Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, inventors and engineers to pursue their creative passions and bring their ideas to life by building a vibrant and... Watch the Video
For Harper College fashion program alumna Kim Scanlan, the road to fashion designer began when her Girl Scout troop visited Harper’s fashion department. ... Watch the Video
When Betty Giladini approached Harper College's founding president Dr. Lahti about starting a fashion design program, he merely smiled and said "get started." Learn more about Betty's journey and the impact her dedication had on... Watch the Video
Fashion studies student and Gilman Scholarship recipient Teagan Schirmbeck will hone her skills at one of the United Kingdom’s finest institutions for her field. In the spring, she'll head to Galashiels, Scotland, to study... Watch the Video