Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts students have the common experience of intense studio practice couples with theory and history. Students are encouraged to develop their interests and styles, participate in exhibitions and publish their work. Special presentations and exhibitions by visiting artists provide possibilities for first-hand viewing and analysis of contemporary art, and the exchange of techniques and perspectives. The curriculum fosters creative and critical thinking in combination with studio practice: drawing, painting, photography and computer graphics are required along with a sequence in art history and aesthetics.
Among the benefits of studying Fine Arts at Endicott College is the internship program, exposing students to professional, hands-on training in their chosen field. The General Education requirements guide students through the Liberal Arts, in which students study history, the humanities, literature, science, and math.
The liberal arts context for earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offers an intellectual environment designed to develop critical thinking and communication skills that enable students to understand and engage in constructive dialogue about the complex world in which we live. Liberal Arts courses provide students the opportunity to engage in logic, intuition, scientific reasoning, and imagination to apprehend and devise solutions to community and global problems. The result is a well-informed artist.
Opportunities exist to study abroad in Denmark, Italy Greece, Spain and the UK generally during the thrid year. Studies culminate during the fourth year with a two-course Senior Thesis sequence and Semester Internship. This “senior experience”, the capstone of an Endicott education, provids graduates with a significant portfolio and research project. As a result, our alumni have technical and conceptualization skills, as well as a broad knowledge of the world and its various cultures.