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  • Program Overview

    Endicott's photography program emphasizes art practice and commercial applications: development of unique ideas and imagery.

    Endicott's photography program will provide you with an understanding of the skills, technologies, methods, and industry practices that are applicable to any type of photographic work, while keeping pace with the rapid changes that technology has brought to the field. In response to the trend toward interdisciplinary and technical skills within the photography profession, the BFA in Photography provides core competencies in still digital imaging workflows as well as multimedia video production and thus reflects the realities of the current photography profession. Internships provide professional experiences in the different fields of photography. Further, all students are taught the business practices which prepare them for professional practice upon graduation.

    The photography program leverages the breadth that a BFA provides, by emphasizing the conceptual and creative development gained through foundation courses, art history, and thesis requirements. Students have the option to pursue three optional tracks for areas of specific focus: fine art photography, photojournalism and documentary studies, and commercial photography.

    two guys taking pictures of a model with their cameras in a photoshoot
  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 127

    Freshman - Credits: 32


    • ART 101 - Visual Art and Cultural Values I: Prehistory to c. 1310 (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)
    • 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)
    • PHT 113 - Multimedia I: Audio and Video Productions (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 116 - Introduction to Photographic Imaging (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 216 - Photographic Imaging II (Cr: 3)

    Sophomore - Credits: 35

    • Literary Perspectives General Education Elective    (Cr: 3)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General EducationRequirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • ART 102 - Visual Art and Cultural Values II: Early Fourteenth Century to the Present (Cr: 3)
    • ART 201 - Painting I (Cr: 3)
    • ART 250 - Printmaking (Cr: 3)
    • ART 317 - History of Photography (Cr: 3)
    • GD 105 - Introduction to Computer Graphics (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
    • PHT 202 - Studio Photography I (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 213 - Multimedia II: Intermediate Projects (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 218 - Documentary Photography (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 260 - Digital Imaging and Manipulation (Cr: 3)

    Junior - Credits: 30

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Photography Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • Art Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Electives    (Cr: 6)
    • ART 302 - Portfolio (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 312 - Advanced Photographic Methods (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 313 - Multimedia III: Advanced Projects (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 325 - Advanced Photography Seminar (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Electives    (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 411 - Professional Practice in Photography (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • PHT 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the photography program, students will:

    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the art fields.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of and competency with computer technology as it is used in the artistic processes.
    • Demonstrate a strong handling of perceptual skills in drawing.
    • Experience the relationship of academic studio practices to professional applications.
    • Discuss and write about the historical context for the visual arts.
    • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the discipline.
    • Convey an understanding of the visual forms and their aesthetic functions, and basic design principles. 
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the use of basic and advanced tools, techniques, technologies, and processes sufficient to work from concept to finished product.
    • Incorporate functional knowledge of photographic history and theory, the relationship of photography to other visual disciplines, and its influence on culture in finished work.
    • Engage in experimental and manipulative techniques, candid and contrived imagery, documentary photography, archival processing, and interpretive studies.
    • Apply sophisticated use of color theory with an understanding of cultural context.
    • Engage verbally in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
    • Demonstrate willingness to go beyond original parameters of assignment, introducing new materials and forms, including tackling controversial topics.
    • Deconstruct concepts applying and carrying them out into a sophisticated and unique visual solution.
    • Discuss and present an awareness of the personal creative process.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

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