Art Pre-Major

Drawing and painting, photography, ceramics, graphics, sculpture and printmaking-all are important to art instruction at Southwestern Illinois College.

Full-time and part-time faculty members are degreed professional artists, known in their fields. They exhibit nationally and are called upon to lecture, consult and judge shows in the Illinois/Missouri area as well as throughout the nation. In addition to your classroom experience, you may have the opportunity to show your work in campus exhibits and see firsthand the techniques of reputed artists who are brought to the campus for seminars.

Personal directions within the visual arts should be coordinated with the art faculty as soon as possible.

For more information about the Art program, please contact program coordinator Paula McAteer at 618-235-2700, ext. 5044 or Paula.McAteer@swic.edu.

Educational Program

Refer to the suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Career Opportunities

A variety of careers are open to students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in Art including:

  • Freelance Artist
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Media Designer/Producer
  • Advertising Artist/Designer
  • Architect
  • Illustrator
  • Fashion Artist/Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Animator
  • Art Sales
  • Art Critic
  • Art Buyer
  • Interior Designer
  • Teacher
  • Set/Costume Designer
  • Photographer
  • Art Therapist
  • Art Museum Curator
  • Art Conservator
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Historian
  • Sculptor