Harper College

Art and Design Program

Courses offered by the Art Department at Harper College transfer to state universities in Illinois and most private institutions, colleges and universities nationally, with few or no lost credits. Students who transfer and earn a bachelor's degree in art (B.A. or B.F.A.) prepare themselves for a wide variety of careers in the creative arts field, including the fine arts, the design industry, art education, and museum work.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degrees prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in art or related careers. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Explore Art and Design Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Art and Design degree programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Art and Design Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Art & Design Program News

Get the latest news and updates from the Harper Art & Design department.

Caitlin Baier installs her sculpture outside Dr. Avis Proctor's office.

President's Art Selection Award honorees embody collaborative spirit

Dr. Avis Proctor chose two sculptures by Harper College students to be installed outside of her office for the next year. Read More

Last Updated: 4/8/24