The goal of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications is to graduate professionals who can solve visual communication problems strategically and effectively by exposing them to methods, techniques, history and theories critical to a thorough understanding of the discipline.
At Endicott, the Visual Communications department consists of concentrations in Graphic Design or Photography. All students undergo a rigorous foundation program including basic drawing, art history and an understanding of design principles, as well as the fundamentals of computer technology. At the sophomore level, students may branch off into discipline-specific courses, such as Techniques and History of Graphic Design, or Photography 2. Further coursework becomes more rigorous, giving students an understanding of more advanced techniques and strategic thinking, as well as involving them in professional practices within their chosen field. While most students focus on either graphic design or photography, Endicott also has many students who take an interdisciplinary combination of both. All students undertake a total of three separate internships within their discipline, culminating with a semester-long internship in the senior that gives students a chance to work in professional settings on actual projects.
Endicott College offers its graduates several distinct benefits, and the Department of Visual Communications is designed to complement these to full advantage. Among the benefits is Endicott's strong 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 Visual Communication students is Endicott's Liberal Arts focus, where students have access to courses 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.
Examples of Internships within the Visual Communications major:
MTV.com, New York, NY
Puma, Westford, MA
DEOS Animation, Lawrence, MA
Reebok Inc., Canton, MA
RCA Records, New York, NY
For Further Information Contact:
Sanford Farrier, Chair - Visual Communications