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Why Art?

Art expresses beauty and emotional power by using human creative imagination. By studying art, you tap your imagination and bring your vision to life. You learn to think critically and solve problems. These skills benefit any career you choose. Learning the fundamentals of design helps you assess your work and grow creatively by focusing on concept, technique, and invention. 

Art majors find employment in a wide variety of jobs including art director, fine artist, graphic designer, web designer, animator, game designer, gallery director, photographer, and many more.

Why Heartland?

There are many reasons to study art at Heartland Community College:
  • Affordable
  • Art history and appreciation classes fulfill general education core requirements
  • Studio classes taught by professional artists in a studio atmosphere
  • Small class sizes
  • Art facilities include painting and drawing studios, darkroom and digital photo labs, Mac computer lab, sculpture lab including a woodshop and foundry, ceramics lab with both electric and gas fired kilns
  • Heartland art courses transfer directly to ISU and art majors can transfer as juniors

I want to learn more.

Applying to Heartland

Applying early is encouraged, so you can get the classes you need at the times you want. Visit to apply today!