The Herald-Times

Arts Watch

Compiled by Nicole Brooks
June 24, 2012


Ivy Tech to offer fine arts degree

BLOOMINGTON — Students at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus can now work toward and earn an Associate of Fine Arts degree.

The degree was recently approved by the Commission for Higher Education. It is being offered to meet the demand for regional employment in the arts, to support regional arts activity, and to allow students to transfer to four-year universities to earn a bachelor’s degree in art, according to a news release from the community college.

The degree “transfers seamlessly to the Herron School of Art, the School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indiana State University and Saint Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute,” noted the news release. Currently, only the general education courses of the degree transfer to IU Bloomington.

The Associate of Fine Arts degree requires 64 credits. Courses include Life/Object Drawing, Color & Design, Intermediate Drawing, Exploration/Women in Art, 3-D Design and Painting. Studio elective courses will vary, but may include sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, computer graphics and “The Art of the Book.”

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus is the Indiana Arts Commission Regional Arts Partner for Region 8, which includes Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties.

For more information about degree options, visit or call 888-IVY-LINE.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.