Rend Lake College offers a wide range of options for students interested in art, including a two-year Associate in Arts transfer program, a two-year Associate in Fine Arts curriculum, Art Appreciation classes which fulfill the requirement for other
degree programs, and courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, design, jewelry, sculpture and ceramics for those pursuing creative outlets.
Degrees & Certificates in Art
ART — AA Degree
Associate in Arts Degree
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:
- 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.
- A humanities focus for individuals who wish to learn about art in a historical and social context. (Ex., Art History I, Art History II).
- 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, , Printmaking and Sculpture.
► Total = 64 Hours
1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.
ART — AFA Degree
Associate in Fine Arts Degree
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 counselor or advisor for more information.
► Total = 64 Hours
1 Courses will be offered as needed.
2 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on results of test scores.
3 Select studio courses from at least two media in consultation with an art department advisor.
4 Required: One Life Science course and one Physical Science course (at least one laboratory course).
1. Demonstrate the understanding of the Elements and Principles of Design.
|2. Construct and manipulate a variety of media and mediums into two- and three-dimensional art|
|3. Demonstrate awareness of the historical and current art concepts that shape our society|
|4. Differentiate between personal and cultural esthetics|
|5. Analyze and interpret art through the use of critical-thinking processes|
|6. Recognize and translate the elements and principles of design through oral, visual, and written critiques|
Rend Lake College's Arts Publication is "Lake." It celebrates art in all its forms. Past submissions include Fiction| NonFiction | Poetry | Graphic Design | Photography | Food | Film | Play Writing | Fine Art | Sculpture.
Contact: Peggy Davis
Our Student Art Show is an event held each year to showcase the talents of art students at RLC and in area high schools. Check back here to register for the next show.
UPDATE — Due to ongoing health concerns with COVID-19, Rend Lake College has canceled the following event. RLC is committed to the safety of students, faculty, staff and the public and is working to limit large gatherings during this time. For up-to-date information on the college’s plan moving forward, visit rlc.edu/coronavirus. INA, Ill. (March 9, 2020) — Diversity of culture and purpose are...
INA, Ill. (March 3, 2020) — Rend Lake College students got a firsthand look at the creative process on Tuesday when fantasy illustrator Eric Velhagen conducted a live art demonstration on campus. Velhagen’s art has been on display at RLC for the past several weeks as part of the college’s ongoing Visiting Artist Series. The art demonstration allowed him to interact with students and members of...
UPDATE — Due to ongoing health concerns with COVID-19, Rend Lake College has canceled the following event. RLC is committed to the safety of students, faculty, staff and the public and is working to limit large gatherings during this time. For up-to-date information on the college’s plan moving forward, visit rlc.edu/coronavirus. INA, Ill. (March 3, 2020) — The best artwork by Rend Lake College...
INA, Ill. (Feb. 14, 2020) — Want to brandish your creative side? How about taking on a new type of artistic challenge? Rend Lake College offers a variety of studio art classes each semester that can help nurture your skills in many different mediums. And these classes are not just for students looking to pursue an art degree. Anyone interested in honing their talents is welcome to register. To...
INA, Ill. (Feb. 11, 2020) — Dive into a visual world of fantasy this month as acclaimed artist Eric Velhagen showcases his work in the RLC Theatre. Velhagen’s fantasy illustrations are now on display in the Rend Lake College Theatre Lobby and the exhibit will be on the Ina Campus until Friday, March 6. Velhagen will also be on campus to give a live demo at noon Tuesday, March 3 in the Learning...
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