Fine Art


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. Some students may choose to pursue a master's degree after receiving their baccalaureate degree to further enhance their skills and talents.

Students enrolled in the Fine Arts program at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana are continually exposed to artists, arts organizations, exhibitions and volunteer opportunities. Professional practices are stressed including portfolio creation, showing work in traditional and alternative venues, job and employment opportunities for artists, and best professional practices. Students have transferred and been accepted at some of the best schools in the country, including (but not limited to):

  • Herron School of Art
  • The University of Indianapolis
  • Indiana University
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Savannah College of Art and Design

Classes are taught by practicing professional artists with years of experience in their fields. Faculty help students discover their own artistic voice and strengths, building confidence and both a visual and verbal vocabulary. Because class sizes are small, there is a strong sense of rapport, community and support within the program.

Transfer Degree:

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

The Associate of Fine Arts degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The Associate of Fine Arts transfers to many Indiana public and private colleges and universities.

Courses you will take 


Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

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.

The Fine Arts program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:


Dr. Gustave Weltsek
Chair, Arts and Humanities
(812) 330-6278

Amy Brier
Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
(812) 330-6215

Paul Daily
Dean, School of Fine Arts
(812) 330-6240

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Stephanie Lewis Robertson, Chair
(317) 916-7832

  • Self-employed Fine Artist
  • Instructor of Fine Art
  • Curator
  • Art Therapist
  • Art Historian