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.
"Having traditional and non-traditional students in the same room setting was great for me. Getting perspectives from non-traditional students and working in the same space with them really adds something special and different." - Neda Sroka, Art and Design student at Illinois State University
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.