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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.

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 (Cr: 3)
ART 102 - Visual Art and Cultural Values II: Early Fourteenth Century to the Present (Cr: 3)
ART 105 - Drawing and Composition I (Cr: 3)
ART 106 - Drawing and Composition II (Cr: 3)
ART 115 - Two Dimensional Design (Cr: 3)
ART 123 - Foundation Seminar (Cr: 3)
ART 207 - Color Theory and Light (Cr: 3)
ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)

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 (Cr: 3)
ART 205 - Three-Dimensional Design (Cr: 3)
ART 238 - Modern and Postmodern Art: from the 1870s through the 1970s (Cr: 3)
ART 241 - Figure Drawing: Anatomy for Artists (Cr: 3)
CMM 110 - Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (Cr: 3)
Satisfies General Education Elective
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
PHT 116 - Introduction to Photographic Imaging (Cr: 3)

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 (Cr: 3)
ART 266 - Writing in the Arts Seminar (Cr: 3)
ART 302 - Portfolio (Cr: 3)
ART 340 - Advanced Art Studio (Cr: 3)
ART 322 - Contemporary Art in a Global Context (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • 2D Concentration Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives    (Cr: 6)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
ART 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
ART 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
ART 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

2D Concentration Electives


ART 202 - Painting II (Cr: 3)
ART 215 - Advanced Drawing (Cr: 3)
ART 250 - Printmaking (Cr: 3)
ART 255 - Creative Bookmaking (Cr: 3)
ART 270 - Illustration: Character Development (Cr: 3)
ART 304 - Advanced Painting (Cr: 3)
ART 334 - Photographic Imagery on Clay and Glass (Cr: 3)
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