Art & Design

Associate in Fine Arts (Transfer)

Unleash your creativity, study Art or Graphic Design, and earn an Associate degree in Fine Arts. Tailored for aspiring artists and designers, our program prepares you to transfer to a baccalaureate program in visual arts.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Our dynamic curriculum provides a foundation in art history and includes essential courses like Drawing I, 2D and 3D Design, plus specialized courses in studio arts or graphic design. You’ll develop your art portfolio and get hands-on design training in your first semester. With small class sizes and expert faculty, you’ll have every opportunity to meet your goals.  

A Quality Education

Develop a professional-level portfolio that showcases your marketable skills to future employers and transfer institutions.

Get Involved

The ICC Art Club lets you share your talent and vision with others who are passionate about art. Make connections through student groups like Harbinger Student Media.

Career Opportunities

Production Artist, Graphic Designer, Art Director, Curator, Illustrator, Professional Artist – Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker, Photographer, Ceramicist


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters62 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Coaches help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


14 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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Our programs gives students the opportunity to enhance their skills as an artist, preparing them to transfer to a four-year program. We offer an art internship specific to the needs of the student. Past students have worked at the Peoria Art Guild and the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Jennifer Costa, Professor, Art
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Art & Design Program?

You have a passion for design and want to learn how great design can win over the hearts and minds of audiences. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.

What Can I Expect As an Art & Design Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm