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What will a student of Art learn?

Courses are lead by professional artists in a studio atmosphere, and teach you what it means to be an artist through activities that cultivate creativity and curiosity and inspire innovation. Classes also help you increase artistic courage and confidence through analysis, teamwork and problem solving.

Fast Facts:

HCC offers a wide variety of classes in art history, drawing, 2D and 3D design, painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, photography and printmaking. In addition, the Joe McCauley Gallery showcases student and professional artwork throughout the year.

What is the occupational outlook?

An exciting variety of career opportunities exist for those with a background in the arts, including:

  • Animation/Cartooning
  • Art Direction/Art Management/Art Therapy
  • Craft/Multimedia Artistry
  • Design
  • Freelancing/Commission Artistry
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Photography/Photojournalism
  • Teaching/Consulting

Joe McCauley Gallery

The Joe McCauley Gallery opened in 2011, and celebrates the life of educator, colleague and mentor Joe McCauley (1952 - 2009). McCauley was a member of the College's original faculty who, for 18 years, taught and influenced thousands of students with his unique perspectives on art and life. The Joseph E. McCauley Art Scholarship honors his dedication and contributions.

The gallery presents rotating visual art exhibitions to foster an environment of passionate inquiry, diverse connections and life long learning for students, artists and community members. Exhibits focus on the work of professional and student artists. Events in conjunction with exhibitions include receptions, talks and demonstrations.

Exhibits and other gallery events are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Mondays - Fridays. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when College is open


Heartland Community College
Instructional Commons Building (ICB) 2507
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL