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Admission requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completed program application
  • Official and/or unofficial transcripts
  • Application essays, resume and writing sample requirements will be waived for Franklin students.

View the two options for admissions and details for applying to the Media Design (MA) program:

Option 1: 3+1 Program

This program can be completed full-time in one year, in addition to students receiving their Bachelor’s degree at Franklin in three years. This option allows students to receive their Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from both Franklin and Emerson College in a total of four years.

Program Details:

  • Franklin students can enroll in the summer with online courses or the fall on-campus
  • Students have the option of completing remaining undergraduate courses at Emerson College online
  • The following courses can be completed on campus and online in one year
  • Program can also be completed part-time
  • Program can be completed in either an accelerated 1 year format or the traditional 2 year format
  • Deadlines

Sample One Year Curriculum for Media Design (32 Credits)

Summer #1 (Online) Fall Spring Summer
Needed UG classes to complete degree Foundations in Civic Media (4 credits) Design Studio I (4 credits) Master's Thesis (4 credits)
  Civic Media Methods (4 credits) Projects Workshop (4 credits) Elective (4 credits)
  Design Studio II (4 credits) Elective (4 credits)  

Option 2: Expedited Admission

Program Details:

  • Franklin students will complete their Bachelor’s at Franklin in fours years or less.
  • Franklin students are then able to apply to Emerson College for the Media Design (MA) program
  • Students have the option of starting the program in the summer online or in the fall on-campus
  • Students can complete the program in one year or two years
  • Deadlines

Connect with your academic advisor at Franklin University Switzerland to discuss enrollment options.