48 months
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Fashion Studies at Franklin University Switzerland studies 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.

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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.

Key facts:

 Fashion Studies at Franklin University Switzerland 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technology in Art, Visual Communication, and Fashion
  • Anthropologies of Art
  • Visual Semiotics: Signs and Symbols in Art, Architecture, Film, and Fashion
  • Marketing in a Global Context
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Brand Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Undergraduate admission to Franklin University Switzerland is selective, competitive and based primarily on the following:

  • High School Record
  • Personal Recommendations
  • SAT I or ACT Scores (Optional)

Tuition Fee

Swiss/EU/EEA:CHF 25,000 per year; US/Canada: $45,200 per year; International: CHF 49,100 per year

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Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


70 percent of Franklin students receive financial aid. As an institution Franklin offers scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. Additionally, students may receive aid from various external programs based on citizenship, need, and other factors. Together we create a financial aid package and carefully guide you through your financing options to help you afford your education.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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