• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History, Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

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.

ARTH6171 (Costume, Fashion and Visual Culture) may be offered as a semester-based course or as an intensive.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of important factors that shaped theories of dress and the history of fashion and apply them to their own research interests.
2. Locate and evaluate developments in the history of fashion in the broader context of gender, identity and popular culture.
3. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the history of fashion and its relationship to the history of the European avant garde.
4. Present sophisticated and detailed written and oral arguments about the history of fashion.

Indicative Assessment

Semester mode:
Oral presentation including submission of PowerPoint Slides/presentation notes, 12 minutes (30%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Essay, 4500 words (60%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
  
Intensive mode:
Mini conference presentation including submission of PowerPoint Slides/presentation notes, 12 minutes (30%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Essay, 4500 words (60%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
  

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Workload

Semester delivery:
130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
 
Intensive delivery:
130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 5 days (9am-5pm); and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2055 or ARTH2172.

Prescribed Texts

Jennifer Craik, The Face of Fashion: cultural studies in fashion, New York: Routledge 1993;
 
Christopher Breward, The Culture of Fashion : a new history of fashionable dress, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995

Preliminary Reading

Preliminary readings will be posted to course Wattle site

Weekly readings will be posted to course Wattle site

Specialisations

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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