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Our Program

We offer three Associate in Applied Science degree tracks: Advertising Design, Commercial Photography, and Webpage Design, as well as a Multimedia Certificate option.

The Communication Arts Technology Program at Jefferson Community & Technical College is a two-tiered, open admission Associate Degree program. Students are guided by real world professionals working in the design, photography, and web design fields. Classes have been structured to simulate the realities of typical business situations.

First tier students are taught basic skills in the first two semesters, giving the student a strong foundation. Skills are developed through hands-on training using Macintosh computers and software with an early emphasis placed on form, color, composition, lighting, typography and the development of visual skills. Later, students are introduced to computer photo-manipulation using the industry standards in hardware and software in our state-of-the-art labs. This approach gives our students a broad understanding of electronic design studios, photography studios, and web design studios.

All students are required to submit a portfolio at the end of each course. These portfolios are enhanced as students move up through the second tier, advanced courses in the Communication Arts Program. Then, at the end of the program, students are required to submit their overall program portfolio for a Final Portfolio Review. At this stage, students present portfolios that are a culmination of their most outstanding work in their chosen degree option to be judged by professionals in the field.