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School of Visual & Performing Arts

The School of Visual and Performing Arts offers degree programs in Art Therapy, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, and Studio Art (with concentrations in Art Education, 2-D, 3-D, and Intermedia / Digital Media). The School also offers a full range of courses in Dance, Music, and Theater.

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the Council for Interior Design (CIDA).

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Programs of Study

To prepare students for professions in the arts, studio programs emphasize creativity, critical thinking, and artistic skill-building. These proficiencies are placed in historical context, furthered in advanced studios, and are enclosed in a liberal arts education. Experiential learning takes these academic theories and studio skills and applies them to the three faculty-supervised internships.

Endicott College art and design programs exceed professional standards required by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and surpass general studies (liberal arts) standards required by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC); thereby earning its reputation as place for a comprehensive education.  Please read more on our Accreditations page.


Art Therapy

Art Therapy student working on a project

Art Therapy is a four-year, pre-professional degree integrating three areas of study: studio art, psychology, and creative arts therapy. Primarily based on the visual arts, students may augment their courses with opportunities in drama, music, and poetry. It is a profession for the skilled artist who has a passion to help others in need.

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Graphic Design

Graphic Design student working on a project

Endicott College students concentrating in graphic design develop a growing body of knowledge and expertise in concepts, composition, layout, typography, and imagery in both contemporary and historical contexts, learning more advanced methods and techniques as the course sequence continues.

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Interior Design

Endicott students looking at photographs

The Department of Interior Design at Endicott College offers a four-year learning experience for students seeking professional practice in the design of interior architectural environments.
Accredited by Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

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Endicott students and faculty member talk about camera

In their course of study at Endicott College, photography students are encouraged to explore this complex and changing medium with an emphasis on art practice and exploration of ideas, as well as the development of imagery and skills for commercial applications.

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Studio Art

Endicott studio art student working on a project

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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Fifth Year Masters of Arts in Interior Design

Interior Design student looking at design drawing

The 5th year program in Interior Design allows students graduating from Endicott College’s Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)-accredited baccalaureate program to move directly into the Master of Arts degree program in Interior Design.

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