- GRADUATE STUDIES
- STUDENT LIFE
A student majoring in Fine Arts is offered historical, critical, and practical instruction. Courses in Art History consider the forms, traditions, developments, and historical context of particular works. Studio courses provide instruction in the skills required by various methods and media to create art.
Graphic designers, like fine artists, use visual media to convey a message. Graphic artists, however, often work in the commercial sector, creating art for businesses and corporations such as product packaging, logo design, and print advertising. The major in Graphic Communications combines a liberal arts education with specialized preparation for a career in the field. Equal emphasis is placed on Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Production.
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. We offer concentrations in Journalism, Media Production and Media Studies. In conjunction with other departments, Mass Communication also offers coursework leading to interdisciplinary majors in such areas as Information Technology, American Studies and Arts Management, as well as an interdisciplinary Women's 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.
Theatre and Dance
The Theatre and Dance Department offers three concentrations: Dance, Performance/Directing, and Design/Technical. The aim of the Department is to enhance the student's capacity for imaginative and creative thought and action. Majors and minors, from freshmen through seniors, all participate actively in the process of performing, crafting and producing works of theatre and dance with the goal of achieving a substantial understanding of this collaborative artistic process.
Peggy Rae Johnson
Kathleen G. Manfre
Denise G. Nolan
Floyd D. Oster
Douglas F. Perkins
Heather Weibel Tullio