Program Details

Our Art department offers an A.F.A. Transfer Pathway in Art designed as the ideal degree if you're looking forward to earning your B.F.A.

Your degree journey will be strengthened by an amazing array of art courses that delve into the following areas:

Art history, World art, Drawing, 2D and 3D design, Digital photography and imaging, Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Twin Cities art museums, Painting, Studio studies, Portfolio development, And much, much more

Our art courses also make perfect electives that will allow you to harness your creativity while having a ball. Few pursuits are more fun than making art.

Art at Inver Hills

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Transfer Information

With this transfer pathway, you will be able to transfer to the following majors at Minnesota State universities:

MN private colleges

Additional Transfer Pathway agreements have been established by various MN private colleges. Visit for the most up to date information.


Museums and Galleries

Institute of Art
Walker Art Center
Weisman Art Museum
Minnesota Museum of American Art
American Swedish Institute
Museum of Russian Art
Rochester Art Center
Weinstein Gallery
Midway Contemporary Art
Soo Visual Arts Center
Soap Factory
Groveland Gallery
TuckUnder Projects
The Third Place Gallery
Form + Content Gallery
Rosalux Gallery
Kolman & Reeb Gallery
Juxtaposition Arts
Franconia Sculpture Park
Franconia @ the Casket Gallery
Caponi Sculpture Park
Bockley Gallery
All My Relations Arts
AZ Gallery
Susan Hensel Gallery
The Bindery Projects
The White Page Gallery/Mirrorlab
The Grand Hand Gallery
Public Functionary
Sadie Halie Projects
Smallest Museum in St. Paul
House of Balls
Gallery 360
Hair and Nails Gallery
David Petersen Gallery
Douglas Flanders + Associates

Art Centers

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Northern Clay Center
Minneapolis Photo Center
The Phipps Center for the Arts
Independent Filmmaker Project
Textile Center
FOCI-Minnesota Center for Glass Arts

Arts Organizations and Resources

Minnesota State Arts Board
Springboard for the Arts
MN Artists
Metropolitan Regional Art Council
Forecast Public Art
WARM (Women's Art Resources of MN)
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

Artist Studios and Galleries

Northrup King Building
Casket Arts Community
Solar Arts Building
California Building Art Studios
Homewood Studios

College and University Art Galleries

Regis Center for Art Galleries at the University of Minnesota
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester
Art Galleries at Augsburg College
Gordon Parks Gallery at Metropolitan State University
Art Galleries at Bethel University
Soeffker Gallery at Hamline University
University of St. Thomas Hoedeman Gallery
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
Paul Watkins Art Gallery at Winona State University
The Art Galleries at Concordia

Community Art Centers

Edina Art Center
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Eden Prairie Art Center

Art at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Art program:

  1. Express your creativity via a wide variety of artistic mediums
  2. Design and collaborate with professional artists in a vibrant arts community
  3. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded student artists
  4. Earn an A.F.A. in Art that paves the way to your bachelor’s degree
  5. Explore how art reflects and influences society
  6. Investigate the work and style of ultimate artists in the human chronicle
  7. Work directly with accomplished and student-centric art faculty
  8. Get hands-on experience in excellent art labs and studios
  9. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.

Gallery 120

Exhibitions showcase the work of Inver Hills students and faculty as well as regional and national artists. Art sales raise funds for art student scholarships. The gallery also coordinates offerings with the Music and Theatre departments, the Center for Diversity and Equity, and student clubs on campus.

Inver Hills Art Gallery

Enjoy exhibits by talented artists making their mark at local, state and national levels.