• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts

This course will explore the impact of modernity on the history of 150 years of fashion. Notions of clothing, dress and the fashion system will be explored in the context of gender, identity and social change, focusing on changing constructions of the body in the 19th and 20th century. The course will also explore connections between the avant-garde and popular culture in the history of 20th century fashion, utilising the extensive collection of fashion and costume at the National Gallery of Australia for a series of focus seminars.

This course may also be offered as an intensive.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of important factors that shaped theories of dress and the history of fashion.
  2. Locate developments in the history of fashion in the broader context of gender, identity and popular culture.
  3. Relate developments in the history of fashion to the history of the European avant garde.
  4. Present written and oral arguments about the history of fashion.

Indicative Assessment

1000 word written essay (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

2500 word essay (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 3]



For intensive mode:

1 x preliminary 1200 word written exercise (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

1200 word written exercise due last day of course (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

2500 word essay due six weeks after the end of the course (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 3]

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Workload

Three hours lectures and tutorial, seven hours independent study per week.

 

For intensive mode:

Five 7-hour days attendance at intensive classes, a further 25 hours of directed preparatory reading and preparation and up to 70 hours of independent private study/research.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6746 29 May 2017 09 Jun 2017 07 Jul 2017 11 Aug 2017 In Person N/A

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