Academic Catalog 2018–2019

jump to navigation


FAS471 Fashion History and Theory II

[2–0, 3 cr.]

This course is an advanced level course that builds on the knowledge acquired in the Fashion History and Theory I. Critical to success for designers is the ability to explore complex references with a honed emotional literacy. Building on references is essential to define student practice in portfolio development and final collection. This course therefore centers on material culture with visual artifacts as reflective of personal, social and political contexts of interpretation. Students engage with the analytical, rhetorical, written and presentation skills necessary for meaningful personal research and further employ inter-disciplinary strategies that define philosophy and visual identity. Students learn through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Pre-requisites: FAS371 Fashion History and Theory I