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Studio Art Major: 2-D Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking Concentration (B.F.A.)

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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.

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