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WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?
Students enrolled in the Fine Arts program are continually exposed to artists, arts organizations, exhibitions and volunteer opportunities. Our students have transferred and been accepted at some of the best schools in the country, including Herron School of Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Savannah College of Art and Design.
Median Average Fine Arts Salary in Indiana
$13.22/hour
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Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2020).

The Associate of Fine Arts is a transfer program that provides you with an opportunity to complete the first two years of study leading to a bachelor's degree in visual arts at colleges, universities and art schools. Students enrolled in the program take the foundation level courses that are comparable to most undergraduate fine art programs.

Professors will help students discover their artistic voice and will continually expose students to artists, art organizations, exhibitions, and volunteer opportunities, and classes focus on helping students learn the fundamentals of their chosen field and build a professional portfolio. Faculty encourages students to participate in local community art festivals, exhibits, and other opportunities to showcase their art.

Our Graduates

Our graduates have transferred to some of the best schools in the country, had art featured in magazines and won awards!  Graduates will have mastered the fundamentals necessary to begin working in their field or transfer to the four year university of their choice. For more information on transferring to a four-year university or art school, click here.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select our degree below for class and location information. More information is available on this degree option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


Transfer Degrees

Associate of Fine Arts
(64 credit hours = 4 semesters)

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Completion Guide

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Program Locations

The Fine Arts program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

Accreditation and Transfer Information

The Indianapolis Fine Arts program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD). NASAD is an organization of schools, colleges, and universities that offer art and design studies. Founded in 1944, it has approximately 315 institutional members. Accreditation with NASAD affords excellent transfer opportunities to 4-year universities locally and across the country.

For students wishing to continue education at a 4-year university, a portfolio of all work is typically required by the accepting school. A formal transfer agreement exists between Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.