Visual Arts


  • Liberal & Fine Arts

The Art Department at JJC offers students the opportunity to learn both the foundation courses of visual art and art history, as well as enroll in media-specific courses, including painting, figure drawing, ceramics, jewelry making and metalsmithing, graphic design, computer art, and photography.

Virtual Art Gallery

This year, we're bringing our art galleries to you - so you can experience art straight from your living room! We are excited to present our first show of 2021, below.

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.

View Our Virtual Art Gallery

What Will I Learn?

This program will prepare students to create a portfolio allowing them to transfer to a four year university art program.

What is Unique About Our Visual Arts Program?

We have fully equipped studios in painting, design, ceramics, metals, interior design and graphic design. Our small student-to-teacher ratio in the studio courses offers hands on learning opportunities from our faculty of professional artists sharing their craft with students. We have a state of the art 2,055 sq. foot gallery, where there are visiting artist exhibitions as well as the opportunity for visual art students to exhibit their work. We offer work study opportunities for visual art students in their area of interest. We also arrange portfolio reviews from transfer schools.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

  • Fine Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Animator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Printmaker
  • Teacher/University lecturer