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 Events
Ready to get your tickets to the next show? JJC's new ticketing system allows you to easily complete this process online.
Information about how to buy tickets to come.
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JJC Student Art Exhibition
The JJC Student Art Exhibition will be open until July 29.
- Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Closed Fridays in the summer)
More information about Fall 2022 concerts to come.
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 Rich Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (815) 280-2487.
More information about Fall 2022 performances to come.
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.
Professor & Journalism Adviser
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.
Digital Media Production
Transfer to a Four-Year School
You can save thousands on your education by attending JJC your first two years 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
Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Graphic Designers
Employment (Regional) Annual Openings 2021 40,764 4,468 2022 40,862 2023 40,973 2024 41,095 2025 41,188
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Graphic Designers
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $26,923.70 $57,214.76 25 $38,643.88 50 $57,214.76 75 $84,025.06 90 $125,180.17
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 2021 15,934 1,946 2022 16,144 2023 16,326 2024 16,486 2025 16,606
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Interior Designers
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $30,747.64 $62,260.43 25 $43,267.21 50 $62,260.43 75 $96,742.90 90 $177,667.65
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
Public Relations Specialists
Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Public Relations Specialists
Employment (Regional) Annual Openings 2021 28,615 3,158 2022 29,008 2023 29,363 2024 29,704 2025 30,022
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Public Relations Specialists
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $37,100.60 $71,365.24 25 $51,574.72 50 $71,365.24 75 $99,121.08 90 $140,728.36
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
Sound Engineering Technicians
Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Sound Engineering Technicians
Employment (Regional) Annual Openings 2021 5,155 771 2022 5,270 2023 5,374 2024 5,469 2025 5,542
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Sound Engineering Technicians
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $23,743.86 $61,772.46 25 $37,388.04 50 $61,772.46 75 $104,655.90 90 $193,456.02
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
Special Effects Artists and Animators
Regional Employment & Annual Openings - Special Effects Artists and Animators
Employment (Regional) Annual Openings 2021 15,458 2,248 2022 15,717 2023 15,939 2024 16,156 2025 16,355
Annual Earnings & Median Earnings - Special Effects Artists and Animators
Annual Earnings (By Percentile) Median Earnings 10 $36,358.82 $77,764.23 25 $51,593.43 50 $77,764.23 75 $111,273.49 90 $157,341.06
Education Attainment Levels - Special Effects 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