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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography Major (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

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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 photogrpahy 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.


Recent Photography internship sites include:

    Adrienne Jeanne Photography
    Boston Press Photographers Association
    Diane Miller Photography
    Heath Robbins Photography
    Jason Grow Photography
    Kennealey Portraiture
    Kristen Jensen Photography
    Lockbox Productions
    Russ Quackenbush Photograhy
    Sean Henry Photography
    The Studio of Photographic Arts


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 128-129

Sophomore - Credits: 35-36

  • General Education Elective    (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3-4)

Junior - Credits: 30

  • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3) 
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • General Education Electives    (Cr: 6)
  • Photography or Visual Communications Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)

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