Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Number of Majors: 44
Average Class Size: 15
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day, Evening, Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus
What makes this program unique compared to other Art programs?
Art classes at Iowa Western are taught entirely by practicing artists. They introduce students to a variety of fields, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year college or university. Our students also receive honest critiques on the work they produce, better preparing them for what to expect in the industry and at transfer institutions.
Do you offer scholarships for Art majors?
The Iowa Western Foundation awards more than $1.5 million per year in scholarships. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information.
Are there additional fees for this program?
Art supplies can range from $50-100 per semester.
Are Iowa Western credits transferrable?
Yes. In fact, this program is specifically designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Because the majority of Iowa Western students intend to transfer, we offer a variety of resources for our transfer students. To begin your transfer planning early, visit Iowa Western's Transfer Planning web site.
Do I have to follow the recommended course sequence?
No, you can take most courses in any order you like, and you can enroll part-time or full-time. However, the college recommends that students follow this sequence as closely as possible. The program is designed to allow students to graduate in two years while completing the credits required for most Bachelor degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.
What are the admissions requirements?
All Iowa Western students are required to submit an Application for Admission, complete placement testing, and submit official copies of high school and college transcripts. For more information on admissions requirements, visit our Admissions page.