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Studio Art Majors

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.

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BFA in Studio Arts at Endicott College

The B.F.A. in Studio Arts at Endicott College provides a unique curriculum within the mission of a liberal arts college. The program is designed for students seeking a degree in an art-related field, or in preparation for graduate studies. Through a multi-disciplined curriculum, Studio Art Majors are given a framework on which to build their academic and artistic careers. Graduates are equipped with technical skill and conceptual prowess that facilitates the crucial ability to adapt in all dynamic art disciplines. Small classes provide outstanding atmospheres of learning with Endicott’s experienced faculty. Graduates of Endicott College’s Studio Art program are talented, resourceful and savvy individuals with a strong sense of purpose in the world.

The BFA in Studio Arts Major has four concentrations:

Arts related fields include:

  • Exhibiting Artist
  • Archivist
  • Arts Educator (Elementary or Secondary)
  • Arts Instructor
  • Gallery Director
  • Curator
  • Illustrator
  • Designer
  • Film Editor
  • Textile Designer
  • Photographic and Image researchers for publishers
  • Photographer
  • Police Artist
  • Printmaker
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Web page designer

After receiving the BFA, students wishing to pursue further education can enter programs for:

MLS / Masters in Library Science:  This would give you the credentials to work as an Art Librarian.

MFA / Masters in Fine Arts:  This is the terminal degree in the Studio Arts.  A student can then teach as a professor at a college or university.

MA// Masters in Biological or Anatomical Illustration

MA / Masters in Art History in the areas of research of curatorial studies

MA / Arts Administration or Museum Studies: Employment can be found in museums, arts commissions or arts councils

Certificates in Arts Conservation and Preservation: Employment can be found at institutions that house permanent art collections.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Engage constructively in critical inquiry and analysis skills, and intellectual discourse with the fields of studio art.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge  of and competency with computer technology as it is used in the artistic processes.
  3. Demonstrates a strong handling of perceptual skills in drawing.
  4. Indicates an understanding of the relationship of academic studio practices to professional applications.
  5. Demonstrates knowledge of historical context for the visual arts.
  6. Demonstrates college writing proficiencies within the conventions of the discipline.
  7. Exhibits the ability to conceptualize, develop and complete works of art.
  8. Exhibits sophistication in at least one area in the fine arts.
  9. Use of Color: Applies sophisticated use of color theory
  10. Applies the elements and principles of design.
  11. Engages verbally in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
  12. Risk-taking: Demonstrates willingness to go beyond original parameters of assignment, introducing new materials and forms, ie: tackling controversial topics.
  13. Imagination: Discusses and presents an awareness of personal creative process.
  14. Synthesis: Deconstructs concepts applying and carrying them out into a sophisticated and unique visual solution.
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