School of Visual and Performing Arts
Fine Arts Majors at Endicott College may choose one of two concentrations: Creative Arts Therapy
, or Studio Art
. Fine Arts students are encouraged to develop their interests and styles, and participate in exhibitions and publish their work. Several exhibition opportunities per year provide students the occasion to display work in the Grillo Art Gallery, Desnoyers Overlook Room, and the Art Club Gallery, while the Endicott Review
publishes student art, design, photography and creative writing. Special presentations and exhibitions by visiting artists and faculty provide possibilities for first-hand viewing and analysis of contemporary art, and exchange of ideas, techniques and perspectives. The Student Invitational Art Exhibit highlights work from every studio course offered by the Visual Arts, and culminates with awards and purchases.
Fine Arts students engage in a multi-year curriculum that fosters creative and critical thinking in combination with technical skills, history and theory. The process begins with Foundation courses that introduce students to an art-intensive experience, immersing them into drawing, 2-D and 3-D design. Traditional studio courses in Painting, Photography and Computer Graphics are required along with a four-course sequence in art history and theory.
Among the benefits of studying Fine Arts at Endicott College is the impressive internship program, exposing all students to a continuous round of professional, hands-on training in their chosen field, augmenting their on-campus courses. Also of great importance to Fine Arts students is Endicott College's General Education requirements, necessitating a variety of Liberal Arts studies, in which students learn in areas as history, the humanities, literature, science, and math. Finally, opportunities exist to study abroad in Florence, Madrid, and Mexico City, an especially appealing and beneficial option for students in Art and Design. As a result, our graduates not only receive training to develop technical and conceptualization skills, but also a broad knowledge of the world and its various cultures.
Studies culminate the fourth year when students undertake the two-course Senior Thesis. This is the capstone of the Endicott experience, providing graduates with a significant portfolio and research project. Working with faculty, students chart their own art project. They investigate a topic of particular importance and personal interest, and undertake a two-part investigation; a visual thesis and a research paper. The Senior Thesis is often successfully used in future job interviews and graduate school applications.
Recent Studio (Fine) Art Internship Sites Include:
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, Art Space Inc. The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York Granby Public Schools Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts Laconia High School Society of Arts and Crafts of Boston.
|College Laptop Requirement
All incoming freshmen are required to bring laptops to campus. Specifications regarding appropriate models can be found on the Information Technology Hardware Recommendations web page.
For information about the School of Visual and Performing Arts, please contact:
Mark Towner, Dean
School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College