Why study art?
Careers in Fine and Applied Art fields include opportunities to work as entrepreneurs, or to work in for-profit and nonprofit industries.
Our programs prepare you for jobs organizing, managing and promoting, producing, directing, teaching, or using creative and technical skills. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to view the annual average salaries for the visual arts industry.
Parkland art graduates are employed as art educators in high schools and universities, curators, photographers, art librarians, graphic designers, industrial designers, animators, exhibition managers, and as business owners of their own studios.
At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.
"I always recommend my students take an art class at Parkland. I learned so much from all the art professors during my time at Parkland that helped to shape me into the artist I am today. While I was there, I really felt like my professors were invested in my success.." - Josh Doniek, High School Art Instructor with Champaign Unit 4 schools.
Parkland College offers a variety of art classes to prepare you for a transfer degree, to fulfill general education requirements, and to develop your artistic skills.