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What Will I Learn in JCCC's Fine Arts Courses?

Through self-reflection and critiques, you’ll learn to create art that successfully conveys your concepts and artistic intent. Our Fine Arts courses fuse traditional and contemporary ideas, techniques and technologies. Talk with visiting local and regional artists, attend workshops and lectures, and exhibit your art. Hone new skills and discover how to think critically about your creations in JCCC’s Fine Arts program.

Artistic skills are learned by doing. You’ll get hands-on practice in a supportive setting. You can choose from various Fine Arts courses, including:

Deepen your learning with classes taught by Fine Arts professionals who are experts in their fields. You also can get an Associate of Fine Arts degree that transfers to a four-year college. 

[Catalog] Fine Arts courses

[Catalog] Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)

Why JCCC's Fine Arts Courses?

You’ll work in large studios filled with discipline-specific needs, including natural light, professional easels, and the best tools and equipment for sculpture, ceramics and metalsmithing.

JCCC professors are engaged in local, regional and international venues, exhibitions and activities, and many attend emerging-trends conferences and workshops.

The JCCC campus is home to the internationally recognized Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, which houses a world-class collection of permanent works as well as traveling exhibitions. The Museum serves as a vital learning resource for students and the community.

You may also exhibit your work through these outlets:

  • The Student Gallery, located on third floor of the Student Center, showcases some of the best work by JCCC student artists.
  • Mind’s Eye is a literary magazine produced yearly and features students’ artistic works.
  • Art competitions and exhibitions at local, regional and national levels, such as those sponsored by League for Innovation in the Community College, put your work in front of industry professionals and give you a wider community audience.
    • JCCC recently hosted the 33rd Student Art Competition that showcased some of the best works created by today’s community college students.

For up-to-date happenings and images related to JCCC’s arts programs as well as local announcements in the arts, check out the JCCC Fine Arts blog.

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"JCCC’s art program is a great place to figure out your direction and find a group of people to connect with."

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Many liberal arts and fine arts credits will transfer to competitive art programs at area four-year schools, including Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Wichita State University. Make an appointment with an Academic Counselor who specializes in creative arts for more information.

Career salary information and job prospects involving fine arts, specifically related to Kansas, are compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.