In our art program, you may:
- Pursue an Associate in Arts or Associate in Fine Arts degree
- Create a portfolio to apply for a job or gallery representation
- Build your portfolio to transfer to a four-year institution
- Study art for personal enjoyment and growth
- We’re your first step in preparing for transfer into a BA or BFA program.
- Some potential career paths include advertising director, app developer artist, art historian, audio/visual designer, commercial or fashion photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, museum curator, sculptor or video game artist.
- Visit the Visual Arts Career Guide for more career information.
- 2D studio for drawing, printmaking, figure drawing, painting and 2D design classes.
- 3D studio for metalsmithing, jewelry and ceramics.
- Photography lab and darkroom for black & white photo processing.
- Mac computer lab equipped with Adobe Creative Suite, film and sound editing software, Wacom digital drawing tablets, scanners, and photo quality printers that supports graphic design, digital fabrication, digital illustration, digital imaging and photography.
- Art gallery exhibiting work by professional artists and juried art exhibitions.
- Secure storage for student materials and work.
- Glass enclosed display cases for exhibiting 2D and 3D student projects.
- Library of over 1600 art books and 20 art and design periodicals.
- Transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in art, art history, art education or a related field.
- Visiting artists and workshops happen throughout the year.
- Special exhibitions of student and professional artists occur regularly in the Kishwaukee College Art Gallery.
- Possible publication in Kish's award-winning literary & arts journal, Kamelian.
- Field trips to art expos, fairs and regional art museums.
- Student clubs in the arts,
- Art scholarships are available.
- Early planning for an art degree can make a difference.
- Students thinking about completing an art certificate or degree are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor as early as possible.
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Kish College BOT members recognized for their service
Two members of the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees were recognized for their dedicated service by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA). Bob Johnson, Board Chair, and Linda Mason, Trustee, were praised by ICCTA Executive Director Jim Reed during Kish’s September Board meeting.Read More