Alumni Profiles

Parkland students transfer to nationally recognized institutions including: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Columbia College, Cornell University, and other top ranked schools. 

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 "The two years I spent in Parkland College’s art department provided me with a great foundation in fine art, which has been an integral part of my success at Cornell University and beyond. It is the traditional art education that I received at Parkland that gives me the confidence moving forward to explore more conceptual ideas. My previous experience at an art school in Chicago helped me to appreciate Parkland’s personal and supportive art faculty, who were always willing to instruct anything I was willing to learn. Parkland’s challenging curriculum helped to prepare me for the rigor and commitment needed to succeed at my following four-year institution." - William Smith, Art & Design student at Cornell University