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Art Degrees


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Program Advisor

Mary Kehoe, Academic Advisor
(989) 275-5000, ext. 440

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Program Information

Art Program Requirements
Course Descriptions

College Catalog

It is possible to create a life filled with art and animation!

Get your degree in Art from Kirtland Community CollegeYou can gain an edge with nationally accredited instructors!

Make it happen by getting your Art degree at Kirtland.

Kirtland’s Art programs, include:

  • Animation & Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design and Internet Development

If you’d like to make your vision of working with creative people who like to play a reality, take charge and make it happen.

These programs are a fantastic opportunity if you are:

exploring your potential,
considering a job that only a four-year degree will secure,
opening your own business

If you are thinking about building websites, doing graphic design, animation, fine arts or photography, these programs are for you.

Since you’re reading this, you’re exploring options. You are one step closer to making a commitment to your future. Let this sink in:

Career options

Kirtland’s Art programs include:

  • Animation & Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design & Internet Development
  • Three-Dimensional Product Design
  • Photography

Major four-year art colleges are keenly aware of the excellent instructors and noteworthy art program at Kirtland. Some say they know when they have a Kirtland art student because of the high caliber of their work – and they want more.

Kirtland Animation & Game Design and Graphic Design instructors are nationally accredited artists with major accomplishments and powerful relationships with four-year art colleges. Kirtland art graduates have continued their education at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit and the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.

If you’re ready to become the future self of your dreams, we’re ready to ease you through the process.

Imagine your future. Start today.

Our world is becoming more visually oriented and
graphically based all the time. Everything, from the appearance of control panels on a piece of machinery to the design of Web sites, is created by people with artistic gifts. Our instructors will make sure you’re ready by working with you to pinpoint your strengths and map a path for your future.

If you’re planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you must consult with an advisor and study the requirements of the four-year institution from which you intend to earn a bachelor’s degree.

2014-15 Program Costs

Art CertificateIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees7,0008,700
Miscellaneous Expenses200200

Art Associate DegreeIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees11,00014,000
Miscellaneous Expenses500500

Get your degree in Animation & Game Design from KirtlandRelated art degrees include:

Associate Transfer degrees

  • Fine Art: Studio Art

Associate in Applied Science degrees

  • Animation & Game Design
  • Foundations in Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Three-Dimensional Product Design


  • Graphic Design

Partnership Programs

  • College for Creative Studies
  • Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Some of the jobs related to our Arts programs:

(click on the links for detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)

Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.