Art

The Art Department provides a problem solving structure in which students can explore ideas, enhance visual perception and develop creative thinking skills. Students will acquire basic visual vocabulary, an understanding of the “story” of art and an appreciation of the contribution of artists to the fabric of society.

Art classes at Iowa Central are designed to provide a complete curriculum for art majors planning to transfer into a four-year art program, as well as exploratory courses designed for the non-art major. To succeed in art, students need an active imagination, a curious mind and perseverance to acquire the skills relevant to the design process. Students planning to major in art should enroll in a variety of art courses offered at Iowa Central.

Art Careers

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Art Therapy
  • Cartooning
  • Ceramics
  • Costume Design
  • Cinematography and Photography Direction
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry and Jewelry Repair
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Marketing
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Museum Administration
  • Museum Education
  • Museum Installation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Photography
  • Photo Styling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Studio Arts
  • Teaching

Course Schedule

Recommended Coursework for Art Majors

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ART-101 Art Appreciation
3.0
XXX-XXX Studio Elective
3.0
 

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ART-201 Art History I
3.0
XXX-XXX Studio Elective
3.0
 

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ART-203 Art History II
3.0
XXX-XXX Studio Elective
3.0
 

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ART-140 Portfolio Preparation and Development
1.0
XXX-XXX Studio Elective
3.0
 

Studio Electives

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ART-101 Art Appreciation
3.0
ART-115 Graphic Design I
3.0
ART-116 Graphic Design II
1.0
ART-133 Drawing I
3.0
ART-134 Drawing II
3.0
ART-139 Intro to Painting
1.0
ART-143 Painting I
3.0
ART-144 Painting II
3.0
ART-151 Design I
3.0
ART-162 Intro to Sculpture
1.0
ART-163 Sculpture
3.0
ART-173 Ceramics I
3.0
ART-174 Ceramics II
3.0
ART-184 Photography
3.0
ART-187 Creative Photography
3.0
ART-191 Darkroom Photography
1.0
ART-203 Art History I
3.0
ART-204 Art History II
3.0
ART-295 Portfolio Preparation and Development
1.0
ART-929 Special Projects in Art
2.0
ART-932 Art Internship
1.0
ART-949 Special Topics in Art
1.0

Staff

Jennifer Condon Dean, Liberal Arts 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu
Rusty Farrington   515-574-1177 farrington@iowacentral.edu
Maureen Seamonds   515-574-1178 seamonds@iowacentral.edu
Howard Haase   515-574-1182 haase@iowacentral.edu
Tracy Crippin-Haake Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu