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Associate in fine arts

Interested in transferring to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree in art, start with Sandburg's associate in fine arts degree. Individual learning is our No. 1 priority, which is why we offer student-centered classes and programs that provide the academic skills needed for successful transfer to other institutions.

You'll work with an assigned academic advisor to determine the degree path and establish courses needed for your transfer.

Estimated costs for the AFA degree

Sample cost of attendance 


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Thanks to our generous donors, the Carl Sandburg College Foundation is able to award more than $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners and returning students are eligible to apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year. We encourage all students to apply.

Class formats

Sandburg offers courses in a variety of formats to best fit your needs. Check out the formats for specific courses.

Regardless of the course format, you need access to a reliable computer with broadband (high-speed) internet. All courses use online resources and require you to access course information through mySandburg. Accessing courses through a phone is discouraged. Both campuses have open computer labs for student use.

View the class formats.


An art interest-oriented group dedicated to express, enhance and explore the talent of its members, the Art Club is a blank canvas — completely open to your interpretation and imaginative expertise. It promises to remain a relaxed, open and stimulating environment where club members bond through a common interest. 

Advisor Lisa Walker: 309.341.5303 |

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