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What will I learn?

Through self-reflection and critiques, you’ll learn to create art that successfully conveys your concepts and artistic intent. Infuse 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.

These skills, and many more, are learned by doing. You’ll get hands-on practice in a supportive setting. Choose from classes in:

  • ceramics
  • digital imaging
  • drawing
  • metals and silversmithing
  • painting
  • photography
  • sculpture

Deepen your learning with classes taught by professionals who are experts in their fields.


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:

  • 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, putting your work in front of industry professionals and giving your works a wider community audience.
    JCCC was the for host for this year's Student Art Competition. In its 33rd year, community college students competed with their peers across North America. View the Student Art Competition book for 2018-2019.

Join JCCC’s Community of Visual Professionals (CVP). This student organization encourages artistic expression through group critiques, workshops, attending galleries and more.

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.

Eman A., student 

"Classes felt more like we were just having fun while we were still learning. My instructors made me feel like the whole art program and I were one big family."

Ready to take the next step? Apply now

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 Link to a list of Academic Counselors who specialize 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.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.