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Art connects our imaginations to the world around us. At HCC, courses are led by professional artists in a studio atmosphere. They'll teach you what it means to be an artist through activities that cultivate creativity and inspire innovation. Classes also help you increase artistic courage and confidence through analysis, teamwork and problem solving.

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

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

Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:

Associate in Arts - Concentration in Art

If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a Art major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.

Art Gallery

The Joe McCauley Art Gallery exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Visit the Art Gallery