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Fashion: Historical Research 16283/1624/1819/1/61
Study guide

Fashion: Historical Research 1

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 1
    • Fashion
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    • Fashion
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Special admission is required to attend this course unit within a
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Dirix Emmanuelle
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2018 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Fail mark compensation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning objectives (text)

This course will

-introduce you to a variety of research materials and methods for the study of fashion and will examine their reliability

-introduce you to theoretical socio-cultural framework to study fashion and dress cultures

-set out an introduction to fashion history

Study material (text): Mandatory

Barnard, Malcolm. Fashion as communication. Psychology Press, 2002.

Dirix, E. (2016). Retro Style: Vintage Fashion Through the Decades. Yale University Press.

Wilson, Elizabeth. Adorned in dreams: Fashion and modernity. IB Tauris, 2003.

Ash, Juliet, and Elizabeth Wilson. Chic thrills: A fashion reader. Univ of California Press, 1992.

Bruzzi, Stella, and Pamela Church Gibson. Fashion Cultures Revisited: Theories, Explorations and Analysis. Routledge, 2013.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis60,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Semester 2Knowledge test100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge test100,00