At its heart, the BFA in Photography is broad in its approach, builds a comprehensive knowledge base, and provides students with an understanding of the skills, technologies, methods, and industry practices that are applicable to any type of photographic work. The program seeks to keep pace with the rapid evolution of photo editing software and hardware development, and the steady morphing of the photo profession to include time-based media among its required proficiencies. Further, 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.
The BFA in Photography prepares students for a range of practice within the medium, including:
- Editorial photographer
- Wedding and portrait photographer
- Fine art photographer
- Photojournalist and documentary photographer
- Graduate studies in photography
- Digital retoucher and post-production artist
- Photographic assistant with a focus on editorial, corporate or commercial work
Given the well-publicized call for interdisciplinary and technical skills within the photography profession, many photography students already recognize the need for additional coursework in communication, business, and studio art.
Responding to these realities and trends, the BFA in Photography includes three recommended inter-disciplinary study tracks for areas of specific focus:
a.) Fine Art Photography
b.) Photojournalism and Documentary Studies
c.) Commercial Photography
Such recommended study tracks distinguish Photography at Endicott by highlighting the unique interdisciplinary opportunities available to students who attend an “art school” within a liberal arts college. Students electing one of the tracks could study “photography with a focus” within a particular area of interest. In other words, while these tracks build on foundation-level skills established within the major, they also foster valuable and relevant interdisciplinary studies.
Computer Requirements for Photography Students
The School of Visual and Performing Arts requires that Photography students purchase Apple laptop computers. Specifications are available from the School. They are also available in Academic Technology’s Student Computer Guide to Hardware/Software Recommendations.
Recent Photography internship sites include:
Adrienne Jeanne Photography
Boston Press Photographers Association
Diane Miller Photography
Heath Robbins Photography
Jason Grow Photography
Kristen Jensen Photography
Russ Quackenbush Photograhy
Sean Henry Photography
The Studio of Photographic Arts