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Studio Art Major: 3-D Ceramics, Sculpture, and Installation Concentration (B.F.A.)

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The B.F.A. in Studio Art at Endicott College offers a 3-Dimensional concentration with an emphasis in Ceramics. Endicott students are not only taught both hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques but these same students gain success within this track by augmenting traditional processes with contemporary practices such as the use of installation and other sculptural techniques. Technical skill, aesthetic awareness and craftsmanship are addressed. Focus is given to the principles and elements of design and the design process.

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.

The student in the 3D track develops a personal body of work that can be used for application to graduate school or to gain employment in a variety of art related fields such as ceramic technician, curator, arts administrator in a museum or arts council, gallery owner, educator and professional artist.

Ceramics and 3D Facilities

The ceramic facilities consist of a large studio area with separate kiln rooms with clay and glass fusing kilns. Other equipment includes twelve potters wheels of various types, a large slab roller, and extruding equipment.

The large 3D studio is equipped with power equipment and tools and is also a space where stage sets and designs are constructed for the performing arts.

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

  • 3D Concentration Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 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)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
PHT 116 - Introduction to Photographic Imaging (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 33

  • 3D 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 322 - Contemporary Art in a Global Context (Cr: 3)
ART 340 - Advanced Art Studio (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • 3D 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)

3D Concentration Electives


ART 121 - Ceramics I (Cr: 3)
ART 212 - Sculpture (Cr: 3)
ART 222 - Ceramics II (Cr: 3)
ART 224 - Alternative Processes in Clay (Cr: 3)
ART 255 - Creative Bookmaking (Cr: 3)
ART 323 - Media and Metaphor: Nature (Cr: 3)
ART 334 - Photographic Imagery on Clay and Glass (Cr: 3)
ART 335 - Advanced Ceramics (Cr: 3)
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