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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.

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. For example, joining the Community of Visual Professionals (CVP) gives you opportunities to attend art talks by successful artists from around the country, region and world. This student organization encourages artistic expression through group critiques and workshops, as well.

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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.

At JCCC, we know that money is an important factor in pursuing your education. This is why we work hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.