Academic Programs

    Fine Arts

    The Associate of Fine Arts degree program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers a range of options for students who want to pursue careers in visual arts. General education and program course requirements have been selected to ensure that our students acquire appropriate credits that transfer easily to most BFA and Art Ed. programs at four-year schools.

    Courses in Business, Computer Graphics, and Mathematics are included to prepare students for career options that may include self-employment as creators and purveyors of art, crafts, and services related to fine and applied arts. In addition, our students enjoy the unique opportunity of studying the arts of Anishinaabeg culture including beadwork, traditional dress, and ceremonial regalia. A variety of art electives are available to satisfy the creative interests of students enrolled in all programs at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.


    Fine Arts at FDLTCC

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    49% of all 2020-21 FDLTCC graduates continued their education after graduation.


    Demand for fine art is growing with over 34 job opening anticipated per year Minnesota through 2030.


    Fine artists have a median wage of $28.73/hr in the USA

    Program Goals

    Upon completion of the Associate of Fine Arts degree program:

    • Students will be able to communicate clearly and creatively through visual arts mediums and technologies.
    • Students will be able to apply artistic principles and critical thinking to facilitate visual communication.
    • Students will be able to employ craftsmanship, materials mastery and technical skill to produce professional, quality artworks.
    • Students will be able to identify the contributions of world and regional cultures in the evolution of contemporary visual arts.
    WINHEC Accreditation

    Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Anishinaabeg Gikendaasowinan (all American Indian focused programs including American Indian Studies, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Development, Fine Arts, Ojibwe language, and community outreach and extension programs) are accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC). For a list of WINHEC Accredited Institutions, visit

    Gidizhitwaawinaanin (Our Cultural Standards)

    GIKENDAASOWIN – Knowing knowledge

    GWAYAKWAADIZIWIN – Living a balanced way

    ZOONGIDE’EWIN – Strong hearted

    AANGWAAMIZIWIN – Diligence and caution

    DEBWEWIN – Honesty and integrity

    ZAAGI’ IDIWIN – Loving and Caring

    ZHAWENINDIWIN – Compassion


    My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

    I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

    It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.