Arts and Design

Arts and Design

Start Your Four-Year Degree Right

Kirkwood's Arts and Humanities programs not only provide easy opportunities to transfer to a four-year school, but also offer incredible educational experiences.

Explore community and world cultures through art, music, philosophy, film history, religion, anthropology, theatre, and world languages. Learn a new language and develop critical and creative thinking skills.

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Apparel Merchandising and Design

This program will give you the knowledge and the sales, managerial, and supervisory skills you’ll need to jump right into the fast-paced world of retailing.

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Architectural Technology

Create a more sustainable built environment using the latest technology, including several architectural computer-aided drafting programs, dual-monitor computer stations, a 3D printer, and a point cloud scanner.

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Art

Learn what it takes to be in the middle of exciting local and world events, telling stories that matter.

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CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology

Through classroom and immersive lab experiences, you'll learn engineering fundamentals and the means of conveying design intent from drawing layouts and symbols.

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Digital Arts

Our full-featured program includes photography, studio lighting, production, design, entrepreneurship, and more.

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Graphic Communication Technology

Learn design, layout, image manipulation and illustration principles used in 2D design, print, web and motion graphics.

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Interior Design & Interior Architecture

Design amazing spaces that support wellness and create a more accessible, inclusive world!

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Music

Give your talent the spotlight it deserves in Kirkwood’s music program.  

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Theatre

Raise the curtain! Take a starring role, serve as a stage manager, or be the lighting designer.

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Kirkwood Student Kate Fulmer

“Kirkwood provides a small school feeling with big school opportunities. Because of the smaller class sizes, you’re able to make meaningful connections with your classmates and instructors.”

Kate Fulmer,
Alburnett, Iowa

Looking for more options?

Check out our Program Areas

Program Areas are a collection of Kirkwood’s academic program options organized by similar career/interest categories. If you’re not ready to commit to a specific program yet, a Program Area is perfect for you! You can also customize any of our programs to meet your transfer needs, if that’s your goal.

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Questions?

Arts & Humanities
2092 Cedar Hall
319-398-4913
arts@kirkwood.edu

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