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The purpose of the RLC Arts Publication "Lake" is to celebrate art in all its forms.

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Liberal Arts Division

This division offers courses in Communication (oral and written), Foreign Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Performing and Visual Arts.

Liberal Arts Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Liberal Arts
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Liberal Arts


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Faculty & Staff


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The Rend Lake College Theatre Department offers classes in acting, stage makeup, set construction and theatre. Each year, the RLC Theatre program is committed to producing two shows – a fall play and a spring children’s show.


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Associate of Arts in English

A major in English, or a strong core of English courses, prepares a student for teaching, positions in publishing and a wide range of professional writing jobs. An English major is considered good preparation for some professional programs.

64-65 Hours


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This two-year transfer program leads to an Associate of Arts Degree. The curriculum is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in various areas of history. It provides students with the background in history and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year institution. Students should check with the institution to which they are transferring or an advisor for any other requirements.


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Rend Lake College's Music Program offers vocal and instrumental options with courses applicable to an Associate in Fine Arts Degree. This degree will require a total of 64 credit hours. General Education courses are described in the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. Because completion of the A.F.A. curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Consult with your counselor or music faculty advisor for more information.


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Associate of Arts in Art

Rend Lake College offers art courses designed to meet the needs and interests of students with varied art backgrounds and experiences.
Three options exist within the art program:

  1. A professional focus for individuals who wish to pursue a career in art and transfer to a four-year college or university majoring in art education, studio art or art history.
  2. A humanities focus for individuals who wish to learn about art in a historical and social context. (Ex., Art History I, Art History II).
  3. A personal focus for individuals who wish to pursue art interests either as an adjunct to a career program or as a creative outlet. 

Electives include: Ceramics, Commercial Art, Design, Drawing, Illustration, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.

Associate of Fine Arts in Art

Rend Lake College offers courses applicable to an Associate in Fine Arts Degree. General education courses are described in the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. 

Because completion of the A.F.A. curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Consult with your high school counselor or college advisor for more information.


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A pre-concentration in Speech, or a strong core of Speech Communication courses, prepares a student for teaching, public relations, broadcast media and a variety of business-related areas. A Speech major is considered good preparation for some professional programs. It is recommended that either one of the Humanities or Social Science electives be representative of a Third World culture (i.e., ANTH 1101, GEOG 1101, HIST 2107, POLI 2102 or PHIL 2105).

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