Focus Area: Art and Design

The Art and Design focus area provides an excellent foundation for transfer to a four–year college to earn a bachelor's degree with a major in studio art, commercial art, or art education. Courses focus on studies in art and design, combining creative experiences with technical training in the skills and aesthetic principles of various art forms. Throughout the program, you will be given information on transfer options and will start work on building your portfolio. Career options include advertising and commercial art, art education, studio art, and museum or gallery employment.

Program Overview

Campus: Ottumwa and Centerville
Entry: Any Term
Length: 6 terms (18 months)
Program: Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

Virtual Tours

View an interactive Virtual Tour of Centerville campus
or the Ottumwa campus.


Jennifer Boyenga, Program Director, Fine Arts
phone: (641) 683-5111, ext. 1812 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1812

Judd Jarvis: Associate of Arts Graduate

Judd Jarvis

With bachelor's and master's degrees in Fine Arts under his belt, Judd is building a kiln, organizing his studio, and living his dreams. He says it all started with the excellent instructors, peer support, and his own motivation, at Indian Hills Community College.

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