You have a passion for the arts and people say you’re talented. Turn your abilities into a career with the Fine Arts and Humanities Department. We’ll give you a quality education, the knowledge and skills to reach your full potential in the world of art, digital art and design, music, or theater.

Moraine Valley’s professors have advanced degrees from prestigious universities. They enjoy the chance to share their expertise and passion for the arts with students. The faculty members encourage and respect your creativity and spirit, and do everything they can to make your education challenging and stimulating.

Fine Arts and Humanities Programs

Art (A.F.A.)

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Digital Art/DesignA.A.S.1428Art
Digital DesignCertificate1429Art
MusicA.F.A.1426Fine Arts and Humanities


Humanities courses present the history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, religion and visual arts of a society. These classes help contribute to your personal enrichment, no matter what your major. The courses offered through our Humanities Department provide you with a well-rounded education and emphasize the broad-minded perspective necessary for success in any career.

Classes in Western humanities introduce you to the cultural aspects that helped shape modern Western society. Explore the artistic and intellectual expression of Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania to broaden your understanding of the world’s diverse cultures. You can explore women’s contributions to the humanities or mythologies from around the globe.

If you intend to obtain a bachelor’s degree in a humanities-related field such as philosophy, English, law or religion, contact an academic advisor to discuss your options.


You’ve heard the names Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, now find out what they taught! Philosophy courses introduce you to the great philosophers throughout history and help you explore how their philosophies affected Western thought. You will investigate the origin of knowledge, discuss the different approaches to seeking truth, and learn to apply the principles of logic and critical thinking.

Interested in learning about the philosophical teachings in other countries? Our World Religions course explores many of the world’s major religions and examines how they have affected different societies around the globe.

Whatever your degree, you will benefit from studying philosophy by becoming a well-rounded student with an appreciation of how knowledge and moral principles affect your everyday life and career.

If you intend to obtain a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, contact one of the philosophy faculty listed below and an academic advisor to discuss your options.

Questions? Contact Department Chair Nick Thomas at (708) 974-5755 or