The Endicott College, 2D concentration focuses on both
traditional and contemporary practices in painting, drawing and printmaking.
Our courses explore a wide range of media concurrently building formal,
technical, and conceptual skills while supporting the development of the student’s
artistic voice. As students progress through this program, they will work
intensely on that vision and build strong and consistent bodies of work.
What makes us unique is that in the junior year, each studio
art major is required to take two courses called Advanced Art Studio and
Portfolio & Professional Practices. These two courses are introspective and
help students to develop connections within their imagery, while learning how
to present their work to galleries, apply for grants and apply for commissions
through site-specific installation. We bring professional artists into the
classroom to speak to our students on how to carve his or her own niche in the
contemporary art world.
In the capstone courses of Senior Thesis I and II, the student
will continue to expand his or her artistic horizons through research, thesis
writing, and the Senior Exhibition. The student in the 2D concentration will
gain valuable studio experience and greatly increase their abilities to analyze
and discuss their own work and the works of others.
The final year of study demands self-motivation and
self-awareness as students embark upon enriching careers as visual artists. Our
students who graduate from the painting and drawing program are prepared to
attend graduate school programs in painting while other students also gain
employment at galleries and museums, some are teaching art in secondary
education, and some are working as professional artists.
The quality of the faculty–student interaction enables
students to fully experience what it means to be an artist while establishing
distinctive, original, and personal forms of expression.
Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 127-128
Freshman - Credits: 32
- Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
ART 101 - Visual Art and Cultural Values I: Prehistory to c. 1310
ART 102 - Visual Art and Cultural Values II: Early Fourteenth Century to the Present
ART 105 - Drawing and Composition I
ART 106 - Drawing and Composition II
ART 115 - Two Dimensional Design
ART 123 - Foundation Seminar
ART 207 - Color Theory and Light
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
INT 100 - Internship I
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry
GD 105 - Introduction to Computer Graphics
Sophomore - Credits: 32-33
- 2D Concentration Elective (Cr: 3)
- Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
- Literary Perspectives General EducationRequirement (Cr: 3)
- Science and Technology General Education Requirement 3-4
ART 201 - Painting I
ART 205 - Three-Dimensional Design
ART 238 - Modern and Postmodern Art: from the 1870s through the 1970s
ART 241 - Figure Drawing: Anatomy for Artists
CMM 110 - Introduction to Digital Film Making
Satisfies General Education Elective
INT 200 - Internship II
PHT 116 - Introduction to Photographic Imaging
Junior - Credits: 33
- 2D Concentration Electives (Cr: 9)
- General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
- Global Issues General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
- Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
ART 230 - Time-Based Art Media
ART 266 - Writing in the Arts Seminar
ART 302 - Portfolio
ART 340 - Advanced Art Studio
ART 322 - Contemporary Art in a Global Context
Senior - Credits: 30
- 2D Concentration Elective (Cr: 3)
- General Education Electives (Cr: 6)
- World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
ART 480 - Semester Internship
ART 489 - Senior Thesis I
ART 490 - Senior Thesis II
2D Concentration Electives
ART 202 - Painting II
ART 215 - Advanced Drawing
ART 250 - Printmaking
ART 255 - Creative Bookmaking
ART 270 - Illustration: Character Development
ART 304 - Advanced Painting
- 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.