Major Requirements (42 Credits)

Required Courses (9 Credits)
AHT 102Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance
AHT 103Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II: High Renaissance to Contemporary Art
STA 104Introduction to Fashion Studies
Major Electives (6 Credits)

Two of the following:

STA 105Introduction to Sculpture
STA 106Introduction to Printmaking
STA 107Introduction to Digital Photography
STA 111Introduction to Drawing
STA 115Introductory Painting
STA 125Basic Design
STA 220Heads and Bodies: the Human Head and Proportions in Art History, Theory and Practice
VCA 120TDocumentary and Street Photography on Location: Berlin and Munich
Upper-level Courses (6 Credits)

Two of the following, with at least one at the 300-level:

AHT 216Introduction to the History of Photography
AHT 362Visual Semiotics: Signs and Symbols in Art, Architecture, Film, and Fashion
CLCS 200Gender and Sexuality in a Global Context
CLCS 300(Re)Defining Masculinity
CLCS 340Fashion and Popular Culture
COM 225TTechnologized Bodies: Mobile ICTs in the City
COM 230TCommunication, Fashion, and the Formation of Taste
COM 295Media Consumption, Fashion, and Identity
Electives (9 Credits)

Three of the following, with at least one at the 300-level:

BUS 285Integrated Marketing Communications
BUS 286Product and Services Management
BUS 374Corporate Branding
BUS 385Consumer Behavior in International Marketing
CLCS 200Gender and Sexuality in a Global Context
CLCS 220Inventing the Past: The Uses of Memory in a Changing World
CLCS 371Law and Culture
COM 201Fundamentals of Media Studies and Criticism
COM 202Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
COM 220TSymbolizing Scottish Folk
COM 295Media Consumption, Fashion, and Identity
COM 300History of Mediated Communication
COM 301Globalization and Media
COM 302Intercultural Communication: Theory, Research, and Practice
COM 327Producing Digital Media: Communication and Media in Practice
COM 352Environmental Discourses
COM 370Topics in Communication and Media Studies
FRE 374Introduction to French Cinema
FRE 376French Cinema: The New Wave
GER 373German Film as Medium of Culture
ITA 373Italian Film and Society
ITA 374Italian Cinema
ITA 375Italian Film Adaptation: From the Page to the Screen
LIT 243On Being Human

or any AHT course

Technical component (9 Credits)

To complete the fashion design studio/technical component, students may take courses offered at Franklin during the summer session, for example:

COM 295Media Consumption, Fashion, and Identity
STA 279The Video Essay and Photography on Location in Europe
STA 279The Video Essay and Photography on Location in Europe

Alternatively, this requirement may be fulfilled during a semester abroad, for example at Franklin's partner institution Lasell College. Students may also choose their own institution in consultation with their major advisor to fulfill this requirement in a semester abroad or a series of technical courses. Depending on the student’s interests, technical classes may include pattern drafting/making, sewing techniques, knitting, draping, textiles, etc.

Senior Capstone (3 Credits)

One of the following:

VCA 495Senior Project in Visual Communication Arts
VCA 497Visual Communication Arts Internship
VCA 499Visual Communication Arts Thesis

*All Bachelor of Arts degrees require a total of 120 credits consisting of Core Requirements, Major Requirements, and General Elective courses. Prerequisites may be required for courses outside of the major.