FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Textile and Fashion Design

FA 301 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Fashion Theory
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 301
Fall
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery Online
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Group Work
Lecture / Presentation
Report Writing
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The course aims to give an insight into the academic disciplines that are important for understanding fashion; makes students gain an intellectual and critical perspective towards fashion culture and system.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to describe the role of academic disciplines that are important for fashion knowledge.
  • Will be able to read and analyze an academic text .
  • Will be able to discuss fashion concepts intellectually and critically .
  • Will be able to express the acquired knowledge and findings verbal and written.
  • Will be able to use their fashion theory foundation in the field of fashion design .
Course Description The course focuses on the relations of body, dress and clothing constructs the knowledge and system of fashion upon the readings of classical and contemporary texts that have remark on fashion history and culture.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction: academic disciplines
2 Fashion and Morality Aileen Ribeiro, Dress and morality, (Oxford/New York: Berg, 1986) 19-29
3 Enlightenment ideas about fashion ( Assign1 ) E. Ellison, Rousseau and the Modern City: The Politics of Speech and Dress, Charles, Political Theory, Vol.13, No.4, pp. 513-522
4 Baudelaire, romantism and modernity Charles Baudelaire, “In praise of cosmetics”,The rise of fashion: a reader ,Daniel Purdy (ed) ( Minneapolis/ London: Mimmesota press: 2004) 219-220
5 Oscar Wilde and aestheticism (hand in assignment 1) Oscar Wilde, “The suitability of dress” in The rise of fashion: a reader, Daniel Purdy(ed) Minneapolis/ London: Mimnesota press: 2004) 232-238
6 Fashion and economy Thorstein Veblen , The theory of the leisure class in The rise of fashion: a reader ,Daniel Purdy (ed) (Minneapolis/ London: Mimnesota press: 2004) 261-309
7 Fashion sociology Georg Simmel, “Fashion” in The rise of fashion: a reader ,Daniel Purdy (ed) (Minneapolis/ London: Mimnesota press: 2004) 289-309
8 Midterm
9 Anthropology and street style ( Assign 2: Prep for oral presentations) Dick Hebdige, The meaning of style, (London/New York : Berg,1979) 100-112
10 Fashion and gender Studies Louise Collins “ Fashion Dolls and Feminism” in, Fashion: Philosopjy for Everyone Jessica Wolfendale ve Jeanette Kenneth(ed) ( New York: Blackwell pub, 2011) 151-164
11 Fashion and semiology Caroline Evans, ‘A shop of images and signs’ in Fashion as photograph. Viewing and reviewing Images of fashion’, E. Shinkle (ed.) (London/New York : I.B Tauris,2008) 17-29
12 Fashion philosophy: Conceptual fashion Ingrid Loschek, When clothes become fashion. Design and innovation systems (Oxford/New York: Berg, 2009,)187-190)
13 Fashion philosophy: Ethics Rebecca Arnold, Fashion: A very short introduction (Oxford/New York : Oxford University Press) 85-104
14 Oral group presentations
15 Semester review
16 Final exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Daniel Purdy ,The rise of fashion: a reader( Minneapolis/ London: Mimnesota press: 2004)

Rebecca Arnold, Fashion: A very short introduction (Oxford/New York : Oxford University Press) 85-104

Aileen Ribeiro, Dress and morality, (Oxford/New York: Berg, 1986)

E. Shinkle (ed.), Fashion as photograph. Viewing and reviewing Images of fashion’(London/New York : I.B Tauris,2008)

Jessica Wolfendale ve Jeanette Kenneth(ed) , Fashion: Philosopjy for Everyone( New York: Blackwell pub, 2011)

Dick Hebdige, The meaning of style, (London/New York : Berg,1979)

Ingrid Loschek, When clothes become fashion. Design and innovation systems (Oxford/New York: Berg, 2009)

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
12
1
12
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
15
15
Presentation / Jury
1
15
15
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
15
15
Final Exam
1
15
15
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to develop and design a collection independently.

2

To be able to do maintain a design research individually or as a team.

3

To be able to develop entrepreneurship- and managerial skills for a future professional practice.

4

To be able to understand, interpret and apply theoretical knowledge in fashion and textile design.

X
5

To be able to analyze and integrate the particular local and regional needs and of their profession.

6

To be able to obtain a multidisciplinary point of view, follow and analyze the new issues, changes and trends in contemporary design and art in such a way that they can be integrated into design practice.

X
7

To be able to apply industrial requirements, knowledge of material & usage and know-how knowledge in the creation of high quality fashion products.

8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of fashion and textile design.

9

To be able to develop an ongoing analytical and professional approach to academic and design research.

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen area of interest.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of fashion and textile design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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