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Photography Program (B.S.)

  • Program Overview

    An emphasis on photography skills, technologies, methods, & industry practices within a business and communications context

    The B.S. in Photography program provides students with an understanding of the skills, technologies, methods, and industry practices that are applicable to most types of photographic work, while contextualizing the program with a business and communications model. In addition to keeping abreast of the rapid changes that technology has brought to the field, this program emphasizes image-production within the framework of marketing, media analysis, financial acumen, public relations, and entrepreneurship. Students are taught the business practices which prepare them for professional practice upon graduation. The focus is within business, marketing, and social media classes through a progressive curriculum that remains at the forefront in the photographic profession. By 2026 UBS predicts that up to 80 percent of photographers will be sole proprietors. Given this statistic, we feel the B.S. in Photography will provide skills in business and marketing that will complement the studio portrait, commercial, advertising, and product imagery coursework.

    Camera Recommendations for Photography Courses
    Student work of photographic imaging by Alex Vutska
  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 127

    Freshman - Credits: 32

    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (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)
    • BUS 125 - Introduction to Business (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • 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)
    • GD 105 - Introduction to Computer Graphics (Cr: 3)

    Sophomore - Credits: 35

    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3) 
    • ART 317 - History of Photography (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 200 - Marketing (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 203 - Public Relations (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 204 - Promotional Writing (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

    • General Education Elective  (Cr: 6)
    • Global Issues General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3) 
    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • ART 302 - Portfolio (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 301 - Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 207 - Writing for Media (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 309 - Event Documentation and Lighting (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 312 - Advanced Photographic Methods (Cr: 3)
    • PHT 325 - Advanced Photography Seminar (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • General Education Elective   (Cr: 6)
    • CMM 405 - Campaign Planning and Client Services (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)

    Recommended Electives

    • ACC 175 - Financial Accounting (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 270 - Communicating in Business (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 330 - Consumer Behavior (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 360 - Retail Management (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 380 - Small Business Management (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 460 - Brand Management (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 103 - Advertising Fundamentals (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 106 - Media and Culture I (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 115 - Social Media: Theory and Practice (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 315 - Global Mass Communication (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 335 - Social Media and Marketing (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 372 - Documentary Modes (Cr: 3)
    • CMM 380 - Media Ethics (Cr: 3) 

  • Careers & Internships

    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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    Recent Internships

    • Peter Kaskons Photography
    • Rick Freidman Photography
    • Heath Robbins Photography
    • Amy Spirito Photography
    • Genevieve de Manio Photography
    • Adrienne Jean Photography
    • Erb Dufault Photography
    • Boston Magazine
    • North Shore Magazine
    • The Cape Ann Museum
    • Groove Boston
    • Simulacra Studios (Brixton, London)
    • Jordan Matter Photography

Student Work

Tom Tranfaglia
Studio Photography I
Smith Shyla
Studio Photography I
Francis Landner
Studio Lighting I
Morgan Knight
Senior Thesis I
Sydney Sheehan
Senior Thesis I
Francis Landner
Studio Lighting I
Hillary Bovay
Senior Thesis II
Sydney Sheehan
Senior Thesis II