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Visual Arts Profile

Discover the experience at one of the most spectacular campuses in the United States.

Discover Endicott, where a diverse group of 2,650 undergraduate students from 30 states and 29 countries are exploring options and expanding their horizons. With the benefits of a core liberal arts curriculum, professional studies, and required internships, Endicott’s students are well prepared to face the challenges of their professional lives. Small class sizes facilitate a supportive and personal learning environment across a wide variety of disciplines in our bachelor’s degree programs. Offering master’s degree programs in business administration, education, homeland security studies, information technology, interior architecture, and nursing and doctoral programs in applied behavior analysis, educational leadership, and nursing, the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies enrolls over 2,350 students. 

Art therapy, graphic design, interior design, photography, and studio art
Students interested in art and designfields may undertake the Bachelor ofFine Arts (B.F.A.) degree, with majors in art therapy, graphic design, interior design, photography, and studio art. Students in any major may minor in art history, arts administration, creative arts therapy, graphic design, photography, or studio art (with concentrations in 2-D, 3-D, intermedia, and art education). B.F.A. majors begin by developing solid foundation requirements. The core of the B.F.A. creates many opportunitiesfor students to explore and experience visual concepts, history, and basic drawing skills. In-depth studies continue with intermediate studios,theory, and technical skill building. Advanced students engage in senior studios, a senior thesis, and semester internships.

All students are encouraged to honor their own creativity while exploring the demands of the critic, art director, or client. In addition to requirements for the B.F.A. and major, all students complete the General Education Requirements, ensuring a broad education enabling alumni to professionally move both vertically and laterally. Endicott is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, and the National Association ofSchools of Art and Design.

Art therapy alumni work in health care and educational environments, while many pursue the graduate degree required for licensure. Graphicdesign graduates are prepared to work in both conventional and digital media, integrating theory and practice of visual communicators. Students who major in photography pursue careers in studios, publishing houses, newspapers, and freelance photography. Studio Art alumni work as teachers, gallery and museum employees, and artists, whileothers pursue their master’s degrees. Interior design graduates are qualified to enter the building industry and are employed by interior designers,architects, consultant engineers, and facility planners. Alumni will be eligible to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification upon completion of two years of full-timework experience. Also, they may pursue the Master of Arts in Interior Architecture or the Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture.

Performing Arts
Students in any major may choose to be involved in one or more of the performing arts opportunities on and
near campus, which include dance, drama, music, and musical theater. The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts includes a 100-seat black box theater, a 250-seat recital hall, private practice rooms, group rehearsal studios, and a 3-D design studio.

Participation in dance is available through the courses offered in techniques and production, ballet, and composition. Students may also choose to minor in dance. Students interested in performance are invited to audition for the Repertory Dance Ensemble. Members of the Repertory Dance Ensemble perform at least once a semester, often in collaboration with other performance ensembles or artists. Endicott is pleased tohave a formal collaboration with theBoston Ballet School. Throughout the year, special dance programs provide student opportunities to work with principals from regional and national organizations.

Our theater program provides training in and exposure to all aspects of the art of theater. The theater minoroffers courses in acting, music theaterperformance, directing, dramatic theory, technical theater, and theater history. Students have the opportunity to perform in at least two professionally directed productions and additional student-direct-ed productions annually. Endicott is affiliated with nationally recognized theaters, including Boston Children’s Theatre and North Shore Music Theatre. Working professionals serve as instructors at Endicott and provide students with access to private vocal and acting coaching, as well as extensive internship opportunities in all areas of theatrical production. The Drama Club partners with the Performing Arts Department to produce full-length plays and musicals in conjunction with the dance, music, and theater faculty.

Music is everywhere on campus: ensembles in every genre, workshops by guest artists, professional and student concerts, and the music minor. Students perform regularly at College events, and student ensembles offer concerts each semester. Students create, record, and edit originalmaterial while learning about structural components of music to enhance their work. Ensembles include Chamber; Jazz Band; Endicott Singers; ECHO (Endicott College Harmonic Overtones) the student-run, co-ed a cappella vocal ensemble; and Rock Band.

Students must submit admission materials for the fall term by the deadline of February 15 (international and transfer students—March 15). We may continue to accept applications after that date; however, traditionally our class reaches capacity by early April. The deadline for spring semester applications is December 15. We typically notify candidates of an admission decision within four to 10 weeks. Application requirements include an official secondary school transcript with senior year first quarter/marking period grades, a letter of recommendation, and an essay. SAT or ACT scores are optional with the exception of applicants with majors in athletic training, early childhood education, elementary education, nursing, physical education teacher licensure, and all secondary education teacher licensure programs. Although not required, students may submit a résumé highlighting student leadership, extracurricular involvements, athletic activities, work experience, and other secondary school accomplishments. Students may also submit an optional art portfolio (for more information regarding the art portfolio, please see the Application for Admission). When considering applications, the Admission Committee will also consider a student’s overall background and unique strengths and accomplishments. At the Beverly campus, a new undergraduate class of 750 freshmen enrolls from approximately 4,200 applicants.

Although a personal interview is not required for admission, we strongly encourage you to visit Endicott. This will be an opportunity for you to meet students, faculty, and administrators and to tour our beautiful oceanfront campus. In addition to your student-guided tour, you will meet with a member of the Admission staff to discuss the entire educational experience.



Baccalaureate Programs
• Accounting
• Applied Mathematics
- Actuary and Statistics
• Art Therapy
• Athletic Training
• Bioengineering
• Biology and Biotechnology
- Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
• Business Management
• Communication
- Digital Film Making
• Computer Science
- Interactive Computing Technologies
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Journalism
• Education
- Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
- Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure
- Educational Studies
- Elementary Education Teacher Licensure
- Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
• English
- Creative Writing
- Literary Studies
- Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Science
- Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
• Exercise Science
• Finance
• Graphic Design
• History
- Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
• Hospitality Management
- Events Management
- International Hospitality Management
• Hotel Management
• Interior Design
• International Business
• International Studies
• Liberal Studies
• Marketing
• Marketing Communication
• Mathematics
- Secondary Education Teacher Licensure
• Nursing
• Photography
• Physical Education Teacher Licensure
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sport Management
• Studio Art
- 2-D in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking
- 3-D in Ceramics, Sculpture, and Installation- Art Education Teacher Licensure
- Intermedia: Digital Media and Mixed Media

• Business Administration
• Education
• Homeland Security Studies
• Information Technology
• Interior Architecture
• Nursing

Doctoral Program of Study
• Applied Behavior Analysis
• Educational Leadership
• Nursing

Type of College: Founded in 1939, Endicott is a private, coeducational, four-year college, granting bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Size of Campus: Our scenic, 235-acre oceanfront campus is located 20 miles north of Boston in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Number of Students: 2,650 undergraduate students; over 2,350 additional students are enrolled in graduate and professional studies programs. 86% of students live on campus in a variety of residential buildings, including mansions, traditional residence halls, townhouses, and suite-style housing.

Number of Faculty: 119 full-time and 114 part-time faculty members yield a 14:1 student-faculty ratio. Average class sizes are 18–22 students, with 100% under 40 students, 95% less than 30, and 51% less than 20.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Degrees awarded:
B.A., B.S., B.F.A., Ed.D., M.B.A., M.Ed., M.S., M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Council for Interior Design Accreditation, National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Geographic Diversity: Students represent 30 states and 29 countries.

undergraduate fees 2014–2015:
Tuition $29,792 
Room and Board$14,112
Curricular Fee$700
Health Insurance$1,685
Books, personal expenses, and travel costs are not included and vary by student.

Financial Aid: Approximately 89% of Endicott students receive over $47 million in the form of need- and merit-based scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus employment. Specific information is available in the College Catalog and the Endicott website.

Application Deadlines and Fees: Fall semester: February 15; optional art portfolio: January 15; spring semester: December 15; application fee: $50; accepted students must submit an enrollment deposit by May 1.