- GRADUATE STUDIES
- STUDENT LIFE
Mass Communication is one of the fastest growing fields of inquiry to emerge in higher education. Our program of study places an equally high emphasis on academic accomplishment and practical professional expertise in the areas of journalism and media production. It also seeks to instill in students an understanding of the management and entrepreneurial skills that are required to succeed in an increasingly complex and fast-paced industry. In Mass Communication, students find a dynamic, competitive atmosphere, room for artistic expression, small class sizes, and close interaction with faculty. A major and minor in Mass Communication are offered with concentrations in Journalism, Media Production and Media Studies. In conjunction with other departments, Mass Communication also offers coursework leading to interdisciplinary certificates in such areas as Information Technology, and interdisciplinary Women in Leadership Certificate.
The Music Department encourages every member of the Franklin Pierce community to get involved in music. Our program welcomes students looking for a major, a minor or just someplace to play or sing. We offer a wide array of opportunities for instrumental and vocal study, performance, music theory, history and music technology. All of our ensembles perform at Franklin Pierce, throughout the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire and beyond.
In addition to Mass Communication and Music major and minor programs, the University offers a wide array coursework in theater, dance, fine arts and graphic design and communications as part of our core curriculum. Students benefit from involvement in large-scale performances, exhibitions, and participation in internships, as well as local and national festivals.
Theatre and Dance
The Theatre and Dance Department offers courses in acting, directing, dance, theatrical and technical design. The Department's goal is to enhance each student's capacity for imaginative and creative thought and action. Students participate actively in the process of performing, crafting and producing works of theatre and dance with the goal of achieving an understanding of this collaborative artistic process.
The Fine Arts Department offers instruction in historical, critical, and practical instruction. Art history courses consider the forms, traditions, developments, and historical context of particular works. Studio courses provide skills instruction to create artwork in the following media: ceramics, drawing, glassblowing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, stained glass, and two- and three-dimensional design.
Graphic design uses visual media to convey a message. Graphic art and communications are often employed in the business sector, creating commercial art for businesses and corporations such as product packaging, logo design, and print advertising. Student learn the effective use of the Adobe Creative Suite on Apple iMacs, and they receive instruction in creating portfolios to showcase their work throughout their college and professional careers.
Peggy Rae Johnson
Kathleen G. Manfre
Denise G. Nolan
Floyd D. Oster
Douglas F. Perkins
Heather Weibel Tullio