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Arts Division

Where Imagination Takes Form

Arts Division

Ready for Hip Hop? Think you might want to try a new personality on stage? Did you ever want to learn the mastery of color, create your own coffee mug, or build a life-size chess set? Have you ever wondered how to use a synthesizer or how audio engineering works? What would it be like to design a video game, create a movie, or layout a magazine or webpage? Cast glass or bronze, etch into a metal sheet, play a guitar or become a concert violinist, draw the human figure, connect art and nature, or experience a dance performance? What does that old blues have to do with the Beatles? What was Japanese art like before anime? What is it to integrate mind, spirit, and body into a unique expression of individual creativity and learning?

Our expert, passionate and supportive faculty will guide you along a path toward achieving your career or personal goals in our creative disciplines, and provide a quality learning experience in a caring environment. Whether you are a novice, an experienced amateur, or a seasoned professional, Lane’s artistic disciplines offer unique and exciting arts experiences that enhance intelligence, creativity and the quality of life in ways that enrich both personal and academic experience.

New or continuing students can focus on transfer credits in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Media Arts and other related fields, prepare for a future career through multiple certificate programs, such as Graphic Design or Music Production, enroll in courses as an elective, or experience art courses as a unique aspect of personal and/or professional growth. We offer a significant number of traditional lecture, history, studio and performance based courses in multiple time slots throughout the day, as well as distance learning and evening courses.

Our faculty are experts in their respective disciplines and work as practicing professionals, performers and artists in their own right. Faculty across the division exhibit, offer presentations and workshops, and perform in regional, national and international venues, colleges and galleries.

The Arts Department supports and manifests the college’s mission of transforming lives through learning. We value a culture of accessibility and inclusivity, academic excellence, and individual student achievement. The arts courses at Lane provide students with the opportunity to engage in Lane’s Institutional Learning Outcomes of Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, and Applied Learning. Each course will engage students in technical, historical and cultural components that are current and relevant in the 21st century, yet grounded in the diversity of human history.

The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their
inward significance.

Media Arts

We offer professional technical programs in Multimedia Design, Graphic Design and Web Design that lead to certificates and/or associate of applied science degrees. Students gain industry-standard skills in both traditional and new media, taking commercial and artistic communication to the next level. Learn more about Media Arts!

Performing Arts

Find out more about our MusicDance, and Theatre programs, view the most current performance schedule, and learn about the resources available to our students. Discover how we can help you develop your artistic side with Performing Arts and how you can help us maintain an interesting and diverse community! Also find out about our Performance Hall.

Visual Arts

Take classes for fun, as part of a transfer degree, or for your career. Whether you’re a dedicated artist or a student looking to explore the challenge and reward of creating and studying art, the Visual Arts program has courses to develop and take you to the next level as an artist through 2D Visual Arts, 3D Visual Arts, and Art History.

The Art Gallery

Learn more about our Art Gallery, which regularly showcases faculty and student art in two exhibition spaces.

LCC art gallery with art vending machine display


In the Arts - Student Success Story

Ila Rose with her first public mural in the Whiteaker at 5th Alley and Blair Boulevard. Photo by…

By Alex V. Cipolle

The Oregon Country Fair poster is as much of an institution as the Fair itself. Around May each year, the OCF poster committee reveals the winning design and, like a harbinger of summer, it becomes increasingly ubiquitous, pinned to bulletin boards and taped to storefronts around the region.

Artist Ila Rose had submitted work to the committee in the past, to no avail. This year, she nabbed the commission — in a year that, according to the poster committee, had a record-breaking number of submissions.

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Contact the Arts Division

Lane Community College
Arts Division Office
4000 East 30th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97405
​​​​​​​Monday - Thursday office open 9am-4pm, closed for lunch 12:30-1:30
Friday open 9-5 via email, closed 12:30-1:30 for lunch