B.F.A. in Studio Art
The most flexible of all the Art and Design programs, Studio Art students explore a wide range of experiences through a studio-oriented program of study. In addition to taking the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree requirements students get to choose seven additional art elective courses of personal interest. These courses include, but are not limited to; Advanced Painting, Sculpture, Figure Drawing, Bookmaking, and Printmaking. Studio Art students may also take Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography courses as their art electives.
Sarah Chamberlain with Greed Puppet
||The choices available to Studio Art students allow for interdisciplinary coursework and projects. These choices can manifest in the intersection of visual arts with film, poetry, interactive design or music. For students interested in pursuing courses not offered by Endicott College, Studio Art students may take selected courses from nearby Montserrat College of Art.
Senior Thesis projects by Studio Art students have included an investigation of semiotics and puppetry, the relationship between Jazz music and American painting, exhibition design in art museums, and the psychology of color.
Recently, Studio Art students completed Internships at; Addison Gallery of American Art, Art Space Inc., The Parrish Art Museum, Granby Public Schools, Peabody Essex Museum, Laconia High School, and the Society of Arts and Crafts of Boston.
Upon completion of the B.F.A. Studio Art program, the student will be able to:
- Engage constructively in critical inquiry and analysis skills, and intellectual discourse with the fields of studio art.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and competency with computer technology as it is used in the artistic processes.
- Demonstrates a strong handling of perceptual skills in drawing.
Indicates an understanding of the relationship of academic studio practices to professional applications.
Demonstrates knowledge of historical context for the visual arts.
Demonstrates college writing proficiencies within the conventions of the discipline.
Exhibits the ability to conceptualize, develop and complete works of art.
Exhibits sophistication in at least one area in the fine arts.
Use of Color: Applies sophisticated use of color theory
Applies the elements and principles of design.
Engages verbally in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
Risk-taking: Demonstrates willingness to go beyond original parameters of assignment, introducing new materials and forms, ie: tackling controversial topics.
Imagination: Discusses and presents an awareness of personal creative process.
Synthesis: Deconstructs concepts applying and carrying them out into a sophisticated and unique visual solution.
Curriculum Overview for:
Studio Art Major: Intermedia: Digital Media and Mixed Media Concentration (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Studio Art Major: 2D Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking Concentration (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Studio Art Major: Art Education Teacher Licensure Concentration (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Studio Art Major: 3D Ceramics, Sculpture, and Installation Concentration (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Studio Art Minor
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For information about the Studio Art Concentration, contact: Carol Pelletier,
Chair of Fine Arts - School of Visual and Performing Arts Endicott College