Fine Arts Liberal Arts Transfer Major

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts you should consider the Fine Arts Liberal Arts Transfer Major.

Students interested in Fine Arts will investigate the creative possibilities of a variety of media and process in personal expression ranging from drawing, painting, photography, and design, as well as a contextual perspective of world art and its concepts.

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in Fine or Performing in non-profit, radio/television, museum/gallery, performing arts, education and business sectors:

  • Artist
  • Animation Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Art Conservationist
  • Arts Education Coordinator at an art museum or art center
  • Art Handler
  • Art Restorer
  • Art Therapist
  • Biological or Medical Illustrator
  • Curator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • K-12 Art Teacher

Professional Associations

School of Art Colleges and Universities

Involvement Opportunities

  • ETC: Art and Literary Magazine: This is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to publish creative works inspired by Hawkeye Reads themes. It is also a course where students can work as staff of an art and literary publication.

  • Hawkeye Student Art Show: This annual juried art show provides an opportunity for Hawkeye students to exhibit their artwork on campus. Awards are given and some artwork is purchased for the Hawkeye Permanent Collection.

  • Art Gallery Assistant and Art Studio Work Study positions.

  • Hawkeye Reads: A campus-wide program that seeks to support the College's Institutional Outcomes and increase literacy.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Required number of credits: 62

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Course Descriptions: Show All | Hide All

Fine Arts Transfer Courses
ART-120 2-D Design 3 $622.50
ART-123 3-D Design 3 $622.50
ART-133 Drawing 3 $662.50
ART-134 Drawing II 3 $622.50
ART-203 Art History I O 3 $622.50
ART-204 Art History II O 3 $622.50
Total Credits 18

Remaining Liberal Arts Coursework
I. Natural Science and Mathematics 10
II. Humanities 6
III. Social Sciences 9
IV. Communications 9
V. Social Diversity 3
VII. Elective Courses 7
Total Credits 44

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2021–2022 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Admissions Requirements

Faculty Spotlight

Jennifer Bates

Jennifer Lynn Bates is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Hawkeye Community College. She graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art and Design from Iowa State University. In addition to teaching at Hawkeye, Bates has taught at Wartburg College, University of Nebraska at Kearney's ECampus, Grand View University, Des Moines Area Community College, and Iowa State University. She is a practicing visual artist living and working in the Cedar Valley, a peaceful region in northeast Iowa. Bates exhibits her art around the region and volunteers in the community. She enjoys reading, hiking, and going on bike rides with her imaginative husband and two lovely daughters.

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Kari Kaufman
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014
Email Kari Kaufman
Schedule an appointment with Kari Kaufman

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Bates
Black Hawk Hall 254A
319-296-2329 ext.1211
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Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
Email Kate Childers

Dean

Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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