If you enjoy expressing yourself in an artistic or creative way and consider yourself a good writer, speaker or designer, this pathway is for you. You can expect a small student-to-teacher ratio, easy transfer opportunities to four-year schools and professors who are experts in their field.
Some highlights include:
- Courses in literature, philosophy, journalism, communication, foreign languages, library science, theatre, music, art, interior design, graphic design, humanities and more
- State-of-the-art facilities including the JJC Black Box Theatre, a professional recording studio, art studios, the 2,055 square-foot Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery and more
- Opportunities to participate in JJC music ensembles, theatrical productions, art gallery exhibits and more
JJC fine arts students can expect foundational classes taught by expert instructors with experience from around the world.
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Fine Arts Department Chair
Students who are natural born leaders and creative thinkers find a communications studies concentration as a perfect fit. JJC offers many classes that transfer to four-year schools so students can go on to earn their bachelor's degrees. Communication studies students can find careers in law, advertising, public relations, teaching and much more.
Fine Arts Virtual Events
Sticks and Stones by Christian Arrecis
Feb. 8 to March 27
These unique works (including photograms, rubbings, impressions, embossed paper, photographs and drawings) represent the artist's continued interest in the natural world as well as a search for the unintended and accidental in his own art-making.
About the Musica Viva Concert Series
Musica Viva, meaning "live music," in Latin, is the only fully professional, entirely free-of-charge concert series of its kind at a college or university in the Chicagoland area. For more than 20 years, Musica Viva has featured outstanding national and international guest artists, JJC faculty and JJC alumni.
If you enjoy JJC's Musica Viva concerts and wish to help ensure that they continue to be offered free-of-charge in the future, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Musica Viva Donors Fund through the JJC Foundation.
For more information or to donate, contact Professor Philip Spencer, Coordinator of the Musica Viva Concert Series, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 280-2225.
Musica Viva Concert Series Presents the JJC Faculty Jazz Quintet
Sunday, April 18, 3 p.m.
This event will feature:
- Rich Moore, saxophone/director
- David Nuccio, piano
- Steve Jacobson, guitar
- John Lauler, bass
- Adam Cowger, drums and cymbals
JJC's Musica Viva concert series has been the only entirely professional, completely free-of-charge college concert series in the Chicagoland area for more than 20 years.
Register to Attend JJC's Audio-Only Production of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
April 23-24, 7:30 p.m.
April 24-25, 2 p.m.
This performance is free and open to the public.
George and Lennie have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It's Lennie's obsessions with things soft and cuddly that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. When a tragedy strikes at their workplace, George is faced with a moral dilemma he will never forget.
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English, Philosophy & World Languages
A variety of courses in English, journalism, literature, film, philosophy and world languages are offered.
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English, Philosophy & World Languages
Dr. Michael Thune
English, Philosophy and World Languages Department Chair
At JJC, you'll learn the latest trends in the journalism field. We offer classes in news reporting, photography, editing, public relations and more!
Want hands-on experience? JJC's student newspaper, The Blazer, offers students the opportunity to write articles and opinion pieces, take photos, design newspaper pages and learn web and social media strategy.
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Web Design, Development & Social Media
JJC's Web Design, Development & Social Media program provides students with the foundation they need to land a job after graduation or transfer to a four-year school.
Game Design & Development
Students will train for careers using professional software needed for this rapidly growing field.
Transfer to a Four-Year School
You can save thousands on your education by attending JJC your first two semesters compared to a four-year public or private institution.
As a member of the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP), JJC offers many study abroad opportunities around the world for students of any major. Destinations include Japan, Costa Rica, England, France and more!
How to Study Abroad
At JJC, you can choose to study abroad during the fall, spring or summer semesters. All students who want to study abroad should fill out an application and have it completed by the deadlines below.
- Spring Program: October 15
- Summer Program: February 15
- Fall Program: May 15
Public Relations Specialists
Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Public Relations Specialists
Employment (Regional) Annual Openings 2020 29,615 2,698 2021 30,057 2022 30,439 2023 30,764 2024 31,050
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Public Relations Specialists
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $35,944.76 $66,164.41 25 $48,604.95 50 $66,164.41 75 $94,029.49 90 $130,590.41
Education Attainment Levels - Public Relations Specialists
Education Attainment Levels (By Percent) A High School Diploma Or Less 0.00 A Certificate 0.00 Some College 0.00 An Associate Degree 0.00 A Bachelor's Degree 91.67 A Master's Or Professional Degree 8.33 A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Multimedia Artists and Animators
Employment (Regional) Annual Openings 2020 15,680 1,566 2021 15,855 2022 16,012 2023 16,152 2024 16,279
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Multimedia Artists and Animators
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $35,695.23 $73,571.26 25 $51,179.72 50 $73,571.26 75 $105,828.80 90 $152,048.69
Education Attainment Levels - Multimedia Artists and Animators
Education Attainment Levels (By Percent) A High School Diploma Or Less 5.53 A Certificate 0.00 Some College 39.68 An Associate Degree 1.70 A Bachelor's Degree 52.75 A Master's Or Professional Degree 0.34 A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00
Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Graphic Designers
Employment (Regional) Annual Openings 2020 39,718 3,516 2021 39,693 2022 39,663 2023 39,629 2024 39,612
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Graphic Designers
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $27,391.52 $56,112.72 25 $38,740.34 50 $56,112.72 75 $79,244.85 90 $116,290.82
Education Attainment Levels - Graphic Designers
Education Attainment Levels (By Percent) A High School Diploma Or Less 3.85 A Certificate 7.69 Some College 7.69 An Associate Degree 15.38 A Bachelor's Degree 61.54 A Master's Or Professional Degree 3.85 A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00
Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Interior Designers
Employment (Regional) Annual Openings 2020 13,636 1,243 2021 13,677 2022 13,703 2023 13,718 2024 13,728
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Interior Designers
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $29,867.95 $59,315.78 25 $42,566.45 50 $59,315.78 75 $85,854.06 90 $135,365.19
Education Attainment Levels - Interior Designers
Education Attainment Levels (By Percent) A High School Diploma Or Less 0.00 A Certificate 0.00 Some College 0.00 An Associate Degree 9.52 A Bachelor's Degree 90.47 A Master's Or Professional Degree 0.00 A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00
Sound Engineering Technicians
Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Sound Engineering Technicians
Employment (Regional) Annual Openings 2020 5,498 589 2021 5,546 2022 5,582 2023 5,617 2024 5,641
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Sound Engineering Technicians
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $23,088.19 $61,901.01 25 $35,236.14 50 $61,901.01 75 $99,125.00 90 $156,109.36
Education Attainment Levels - Sound Engineering Technicians
Education Attainment Levels (By Percent) A High School Diploma Or Less 37.04 A Certificate 11.11 Some College 7.41 An Associate Degree 22.22 A Bachelor's Degree 22.22 A Master's Or Professional Degree 0.00 A Doctoral Degree Or More 0.00