Jamestown Community College, founded in 1950 as a predominantly transfer, liberal arts oriented institution, was among the first community colleges within the State University of New York. The remarkable development of the college is a tribute to a dedicated faculty and administration, combined with support and encouragement from the officials and citizens of its service area.
Characterized by a climate of informal interaction between faculty and students, JCC provides a learning environment which encourages growth and change while maintaining high academic standards.
JCC has remained committed to the humanities and liberal arts while expanding to meet the social imperatives of vocational education and community service. The threefold purpose of the college is to serve those students desiring transfer programs, provide technical and career programs for those who wish to seek employment immediately after graduation, and offer the community the opportunity to pursue part-time study for improvement of job skills and cultural enrichment.
The college seeks to provide expanding services to the community in keeping with the State University of New York motto: To Learn ... To Search ... To Serve.
Sample Student Art Work (4)
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Location and Getting there
The Jamestown Campus is located on a 107-acre site at the foot of Chautauqua Lake in Jamestown, New York.
The Cattaraugus County Campus is located 50 miles east of Jamestown in Olean, New York.
JCC also operates centers in Dunkirk, New York and Warren, Pennsylvania.
Department and information about the department
The Associate in Science in Fine Arts: Studio Arts degree prepares the graduate to enter the workplace or transfer to art school or four-year institutions to pursue degrees in such areas as graphic design, photography, computer graphics, fine arts, communication design, illustration, environmental design, interior design, art therapy, and art education.
The visual arts program begins with a thorough foundation in drawing, design, and historical survey with additional study available in a variety of media.
An integral part of the curriculum is involvement with Weeks Gallery, a major component of the Community Cultural Center at Jamestown Community College. Students are encouraged to participate in gallery operations as well as events. Travel to other galleries and art centers in western New York and beyond is also important.