"Fashion is a mirror, reflecting the culture." Bill Cunningham, New York Times fashion photographer

"Fashion is a mirror, reflecting the culture." Bill Cunningham, New York Times fashion photographer

Academic programs: Fashion Studies Major

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Explore fashion as a complex cultural phenomenon

In the Fashion Studies major, courses study the history of design and image making, the sociological and communicative processes of the making of fashion, the role of technological innovation, as well as theories of product management, branding, and marketing. In the context of the liberal arts BA degree at Franklin University Switzerland, the interdisciplinary major of Fashion Studies offers the possibility for students to construct particular emphases according to their interest in the field. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in careers of fashion as well as trend research in a variety of fields, including archives, museums, galleries, media, consulting, the publishing sector, retailing, distribution, design, and the fashion business. Students may also choose to pursue design careers or advanced research of fashion towards an MA or Ph.D. degree.

Faculty

  • Giulia Miniero

  • Johanna Fassl

  • Satomi Sugiyama

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The Fashion Studies Major offers an interdisciplinary course of study composed of courses from the disciplines of Art History and Visual Culture, Communication and Media Studies, International Management, with further options in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, and Visual Communication Arts and Studio Art courses.

Fashion Studies Major Requirements