Fine Arts

Associate in Arts (AA) Degree


Plan to earn a bachelor's degree in fine arts? Start with us. You save money and get a top-quality education. Learn from instructors who are experts in their field and leave here well prepared to succeed at a four-year.

What You Learn in the Fine Arts Pathway

General education courses teach you about the world, yourself and others. You study literature, ethics, world religions, film, music, and theatre. You discuss how art is essential to human expression and action, and its connections to history and culture. You get a foundation of skills in your fine art courses and can concentrate your studies on a specific discipline. Painting. Graphic art. Pottery.

What Can I Do With a Career in Fine Arts? 

A Fine Arts degree gives you a lot of career flexibility. Be an art historian or museum director. Go into graphic design and build brand identity. Or industrial design where you can imprint products with your unique style and flair.

Some fine art students want to explore special effects and animation. We have IT courses that can give you an hands-on introduction to those specialties. And with some additional training, you can spend your life helping students discover the joy of art. Be a teacher.

A Solid Foundation

Art History

From the caves

Art History

Investigate the visual arts from early prehistoric times through the Middle Ages.


More than words


Learn woodblock and dry point printing. It’s an art and hands-on.


Your perspective


Draw landscapes and human figures. Discuss Masterworks and critical art movements.

American Literature

Unveil the past

American Literature

Examine diverse authors from 1865 to today. Discuss themes and philosophies.

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2+2 = Savings

Here’s a secret: biology is biology no matter where you take the course. But the cost isn’t the same. Do your first two years at EICC and wipe out those required general education courses, then transfer to finish your Bachelor’s degree. The 24 months and 60+ credits you earn with us will cost less than one semester at most public or private universities. Save your money. High-quality and low-cost. That’s our niche.

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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Complete 12 credit hours with 3.5 GPA, and your local chapter will send you an invite to join. Each of our colleges has a chapter which means you’ll be supported by your peers. PTK offers transfer scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development.


Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.


What if I transfer to

Your credits will transfer to any other accredited institution. We’ve worked out transfer agreements with select partner colleges and universities. Contact your advisor to know exactly how your credits will work at: 

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Davenport, Iowa

  • $1,000 scholarship offered to EICC students who apply for SAU/Dual Admission
  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer

See St. Ambrose University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UI

See University of Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UNI

See University of Northern Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Macomb, Illinois

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • 2+2 Agreements & Transfer Pathways with EICC

See Western Illinois University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring


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Fine Arts: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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