Associate in Arts (Transfer)

Draw on your artistic talents as you sketch out the foundations of a career in art. This two-year program lets you immerse yourself in art fundamentals like drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and ceramics, while building an understanding of art history.

semesters to complete your Associate in Arts degree.

You’ll have a similar educational experience to a four-year college, but with reasonable tuition costs. You’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university to continue your study of art.

A Quality Education

The ICC Art transfer program focuses on studio-based courses with small lecture classes.

Get Involved

Vagabond Art Club lets you share your talent and vision with others who are passionate about art.

Career Opportunities

Independent Freelance Artist, Designer, Sculptor, Special Effects Creator, Muralist, Portrait Artist, Art Teacher, Art Therapist, Animator, Fashion Designer, Illustrator, Comic Book Artist, Industrial Designer


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors 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.

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The Art, Associate in Arts, program allows students to enhance their skills as an artist and transfer to a four-year program. We offer an art internship specific to the needs of the student. Past interns 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 Program?

Enhance your skills and knowledge as an artist, and prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university. 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.
  4. Student success advisors are available to help.
  5. An interest in art is all that is needed to apply.

What Can I Expect As An Art Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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