Fine Arts

Explore the vast possibilities of fine art through rich and wide-ranging experiences as you pursue an Associate of Fine Arts degree at Lewis and Clark.

L&C’s Fine Arts program expands your creative and critical thinking skills and prepares you for transfer to a four-year institution.

Our program offers foundational courses in studio art as well as informative and insightful courses in Art History, Non-Western Art and Women in Art.

At L&C, you will have the opportunity to work closely with your instructors, who are also highly experienced professional artists, in hands-on studio courses that include:

  • Basic Design
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Figure Drawing

As a Fine Arts student, you will also have the opportunity to submit your artwork to the annual Lewis and Clark Student Art Exhibition that is professionally installed in the Hatheway Gallery each spring, and to showcase your artwork at formal exhibitions across the region. Learn more at

By completing your AFA degree at Lewis and Clark, you will have the foundational skills and knowledge in studio art to successfully transfer to a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts program at a much lower cost than if you started at a four-year college or university.

L&C’s 2+2 transfer agreement with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville guarantees that all of your L&C credits will transfer seamlessly.


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*This is only meant as a guide. Please see an advisor when planning your courses.

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