Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Fashion: Historical Research 16283/3027/2324/1/43
Study guide

Fashion: Historical Research 1

Academic year 2023-24
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 enrol in this course unit under
  • 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: 15.03.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student has basic knowledge about the visual sources and their reliability with regard to the history of fashion.
The student has basic knowledge of the socio-cultural aspects of clothing and fashion.
The student knows the basic principles of costume history.

Course content

- general introduction to the use of colour, materials, fabric design and body shape in fashion - analysis of various periods of costume history - documentation file

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
Eerste examenperiodeKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series100,00

Evaluation (text)

Semester 1: paper
2nd examination period: paper