If you are passionate about art and want to incorporate your creativity into a career, take the next step with the SIC Art Department.  SIC’s Art Program helps students explore and apply creativity as they work on concept development, technical mastery, critical analysis and originality.

Student works are displayed in the art gallery during a special show at the end of the spring semester, and will soon have opportunities for display in the on-campus Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art. The Hise Museum will afford additional opportunities to meet with regional artists and professionals on campus.

Classes at SIC will prepare you to continue your education at a senior institution, but you don’t have to be an art major to enjoy the many creative classes offered! However, a degree in art leads to a wide variety of opportunities as art is applicable to many career fields.

Ask us about talent scholarships! In-district high school students may submit a scholarship application with a visual art portfolio and interview for a limited number of tuition waivers in February and March each year.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for craft and fine artists was $48,960 in 2018.

Featured Subjects:Various Facets of Art
  • Art Design (2D and 3D)
  • Ceramics/Pottery
  • Drawing
  • Figure Drawing
  • Mural Painting
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Prehistoric to Medieval Art History
  • Renaissance to Contemporary Art History

Artistic Careers:
  • Animator/Cartoonist
  • Art Historian
  • Art Teacher
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Museum or Gallery Curator
  • Set Designer
  • Studio Artist

Join the Club!

The SIC Art Club offers even more opportunities to expand your knowledge through gallery and museum visits, seminars, workshops and camaraderie with other student artists. 

SIC's Art Exhibits:Prepping for gallery show

Art Exhibits
Cultural Arts Series
Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art

Curriculum Guides: 

Art - Years 1 and 2
Associate in Fine Arts Degree
Fashion Design and Merchandising
Interior Design
Multimedia Years 1 and 2


To learn more about the Art Program, contact Sara DeNeal, Art Director and Associate Professor of Visual Art at  Or contact an advisor at 618-252-5400 ext. 4130.                     You can also find us on Facebook.