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  • Program Overview

    The BFA in Studio Art at Endicott offers a concentration in two-dimensional media: illustration, painting, and printmaking.

    Endicott's 2-D concentration focuses on both traditional and contemporary practices in illustration, painting, and printmaking. Our courses explore a wide range of media concurrently building formal, technical, and conceptual skills while supporting the development of the artistic voice. As you progress through the program, you will work intensely on that vision and build a strong and consistent body of work.

    Unique upper-level courses help you develop connections within your imagery while you learn how to present work to galleries and apply for grants and commissions. Faculty and visiting artists will speak about how you can carve your own niche in the contemporary art world. You will graduate from the 2-D program fully prepared to gain employment at galleries or museums, teach art, earn a master's degree, or work as a professional artist or freelance illustrator.

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  • Curriculum

    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

    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General EducationRequirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
    • 2D Concentration Elective     (Cr: 3)
    • 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)
    • DM 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

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • 2D Concentration Electives    (Cr: 9)
    • General Education Elective    (Cr: 3)
    • ART 214 - Intermedia Studio (Cr: 3)
    • ART 265 - Arts Administration I (Cr: 3)
      or
    • 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

    • World Cultures General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • 2D Concentration Elective   (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Electives    (Cr: 6)
    • 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 211 - Vintage Posters and Prints (Cr: 3)
    • ART 215 - Advanced Drawing (Cr: 3)
    • ART 227 - The Artist's Sketchbook: Ideation to Integration (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 314 - Digital Painting and Illustration (Cr: 3)
    • ART 334 - Photographic Imagery on Clay and Glass (Cr: 3)

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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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