Communication Arts Technology | JCTC

Communication Arts Technology

Make creative, eye-catching multimedia for today's fast-paced world through the art of animation, photography, web design, and graphic design.

Program Contact
Terry Lutz
Program Coordinator
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What is Communication Arts Technology?

Pictures and words. The essential elements of commercial art. Think about this! Practically everything we use has been touched by the hand of a graphic designer or a photographer, or both. Next time you're at a restaurant, check out the menu a little closer. When you read the paper tomorrow, give it a second look. Look at the way the pictures and words are presented on the page. Or the next time you take a drink from that cola can or bottle. Where do you suppose that symbol or logo came from? Your favorite music CD's, your movie/video covers, your favorite T-shirt, even the license plate on your car…all emblazoned with graphic images from the hand of a designer or a photographer. The fact is graphic images are used to enhance everything from brochures, posters, publications and packages to films and television.

students working in a computer lab

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Length of Program

Completion of the program should take two years, assuming that you maintain full-time enrollment status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Additional Information

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. Filmmaking students will study video capture, editing, lighting techniques, scriptwriting, and idea development. This approach gives our students a broad understanding of electronic design studios, photography studios, web design studios, and video production studios.
After all program courses have been completed, each student must submit a final portfolio for their Final End of Program Portfolio Review, showcasing a professional presentation highlighting their most exceptional work. This comprehensive portfolio represents the culmination of their program efforts and will undergo evaluation by industry professionals in advertising, photography, and web design. The outcome of this professional review serves as the primary determinant for the successful completion of the program.

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