Degrees and Programs
The art concentration at Northeast Community College allows you to experiment in many phases of art, including line, form, color, graphics, perspective, and art history. You’ll apply these basics to a variety of artistic skills like painting, design, photography, and drawing. After earning an associate of arts degree, you may enter the labor force or transfer to a four-year college for a bachelor's degree in art. You’ll find career opportunities in fields that value artistic skills like fine arts, commercial art, photography, museums/galleries, media, fashion design, textile design, interior design, art sales, art therapy, or retail.
We have an all-purpose studio art room, ceramics lab, and computer lab for your use. Exhibition space is available. There are many activities to take part in, such as day trips to area museums and artist cooperatives, as well as visiting artists. Throughout the year, displays of artwork are arranged, including work of students, faculty, and visiting artists. The community of Norfolk offers an Arts Center, Elkhorn Valley Museum, art galleries, Community Playhouse, and a coffee shop that promotes the arts.
As a skilled artist, you may obtain jobs in a variety of fields, such as fine arts, commercial art, photography, museums/galleries, media, fashion design, textile design, interior design, art education, art therapy, art sales and retail, as well as freelance work. A career in the arts takes dedication, patience, flexibility, talent, and sometimes luck.
Salaries vary greatly, depending on employment and location of the position. An advanced degree will lead to greater career opportunities. Each specialty has varying qualifications and required training.