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  • Program Overview

    The BFA in Studio Art at Endicott offers a three-dimensional concentration with an emphasis in ceramics and clay sculpture.

    In this concentration, you will be taught hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques by augmenting these traditional processes with contemporary practices such as the use of installation and other sculptural techniques. Technical skills, aesthetic awareness, and craftsmanship are addressed. Focus is given to the principles and elements of design and the design process.

    Students will not only learn about clay sculpture but will also learn how to fire their work in the kiln and glaze calculations. Students will also utilize the 3-D printer and laser cutter and will have access to the College's state-of-the-art maker space. Unique upper-level courses help you develop connections within your imagery while learning 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. With the 3-D concentration, you'll develop 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 ceramics instructor, ceramics technician, curator, and arts administrator in a museum or arts organization.

    close up shot of two people working on a clay piece on potter's wheel
  • 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 121 - Ceramics I (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)

    Sophomore - Credits: 32-33

    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
    • 3D 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)
    • 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)
    • 3D 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 322 - Contemporary Art in a Global Context (Cr: 3)
    • ART 340 - Advanced Art Studio (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • 3D 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)

    3D Concentration Electives

     

    • ART 121 - Ceramics I (Cr: 3)
    • ART 203 - Site Specific Artwork: From Proposal to Installation (Cr: 3)
    • ART 212 - Sculpture (Cr: 3)
    • ART 222 - Ceramics II (Cr: 3)
    • ART 224 - Alternative Processes in Clay (Cr: 3)
    • ART 227 - The Artist's Sketchbook: Ideation to Integration (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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  • 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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Ceramics and 3-D Facilities

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