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Heartland Community College is a public community college established in 1990 in Normal, Illinois. It has campuses in Normal, Lincoln, and Pontiac.


Heartland has several professors who also work as professional exhibiting artists and have connections to the art community in Bloomington-Normal. Although Heartland does not offer its own Fine Arts program, its adjacency to other accredited colleges and universities like Illinois Wesleyan, Illinois State University, and within a few hours travel to the Chicago Art Institue allows for students on a tighter budget to pursue their education with the option to transfer.

It also offers digital media competency courses like media design and web design as well as digital media communications, which may benefit artists interested in working in a traditional office setting.

Liberal Arts Degree

Heartland Community College offers its Liberal Arts degree in place of a Fine Arts degree or a certification. It is a 60 credit hour degree, and transferable to other colleges and universities (Confirm that the credits are transferable to a particular college with an advisor.)

List of Art Courses available at Heartland


  • ART 102: Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 103: 3D Design: Introduction to Sculpture

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  • ART 104: Drawing 1
  • ART 105: Pottery 1
  • ART 106: Painting 1
  • ART 150: Understanding Art
  • ART 154: Drawing 2
  • ART 160: Illustration
  • ART 180: Introduction to Darkroom and Digital Photography
  • ART 195: History of Photography
  • ART 204: Life Drawing
  • ART 205: Pottery 2
  • ART 206: Painting 2
  • ART 211: Art History 1: Prehistoric to Late Gothic
  • ART 212: Art History 2: Renaissance to Modern
  • ART 220: Arts for Early Childhood: Visual Arts
  • ART 231: Graphic Design 1
  • ART 241: Graphic Design 2
  • Art 280: Advanced Darkroom and Digital Photography
  • ART 296: Special Topics in Art


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