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Every pixel has its place! Realizing that art reflects life, new generations of artists are moving beyond “traditional” media into the digital and mixed-media arenas.

What Will I Learn About Digital Imaging?

Digital fine art encompasses different styles, from Realism to Expressionism to Impressionism. It can mimic any medium, including oil paint, watercolors and acrylics. What distinguishes digital fine art is that it is created with technology.

At Johnson County Community College, you’ll concentrate on creating your own style using personal imagery.

Our Digital Imaging instructors will show you how this medium offers unlimited experimental possibilities. You’ll discuss with your mentors and peers how Digital Imaging is impacting traditional disciplines of painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography outside the wider cultural sphere of art.

Gain new insights on how to make expressive visual statements using computer technology. Our award-winning Fine Arts faculty will teach you how to:

  • Use specific imaging software
  • Demonstrate color manipulation
  • Create digital prints
  • Explore composition
  • Contemplate space and color relationships
  • Make aesthetic decisions autonomously
  • Critique artwork objectively

You’ll create a final portfolio highlighting your Digital Imaging work and personal expression.

Earn an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) Degree

JCCC offers an Associate of Fine Arts degree that lets you tailor your learning experience to match your interests.

  • AFA with the Fine Arts Track - This track is a general degree focusing on Fine Arts.
  • AFA with the Lens-based Media Track - This track offers you the flexibility to focus on Photography or Flimmaking.

For details about how to plan your classes, contact Tonia Hughes at

[Catalog] Associate of Fine Arts, AFA

Why JCCC for Digital Imaging?

Learn in JCCC’s interactive classrooms and labs housed in our new 37,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Fine Arts & Design Studios (FADS).

As a JCCC Fine Arts student, you’ll have access to:

  • Year-round covered outdoor workspaces
  • Ventilated studios with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Cross-discipline collaboration in multiple-use classrooms

JCCC Digital Imaging professors are engaged in local, regional, and international venues, exhibitions, and activities. Many instructors attend emerging trends conferences and workshops to learn about new techniques and methods of Digital Imaging creation.

The JCCC campus is home to the internationally recognized Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, which houses a world-class collection of permanent works and traveling exhibitions. Touring the Nerman Museum, you’ll see works in all types of forms and mediums. The Museum serves as a vital learning resource for students and the community.

You will also have the opportunity to display your Digital Imaging pieces 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 it a wider community audience.

You’ll have plenty of ways to get involved at JCCC. Check out Get Involved @ JCCC to find a group that fits your interests.

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There are many career options for Digital Imaging professionals to make a living. Full- and part-time opportunities include:

  • Animator
  • Cartoonist
  • Computer Game Developer
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Film Effects Developer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Installation Artist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Multimedia Consultant
  • Photographer
  • Product Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Special Effects Director
  • Teacher
  • Technology Journalist
  • Visual Arts Consultant
  • Website Designer

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.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

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.