Fashion Design: 1950 to Now

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fashion Design: 1950 to Now

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Fashion, Fashion Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides an understanding of key theories and approaches to fashion design in the 20th and 21st centuries. It builds on knowledge gained in DFB102 Introduction to Fashion and DFB303 Unspeakable Beauty: A History of Fashion and prepares you for further studies in Fashion including DFB602 Critical Fashion Studies.
    Learning Outcomes
    To successfully complete this unit you will:
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the key aesthetic influences in the design of fashion since the 1950s.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of how fashion design relates to art, technology and design theories.
    3. Apply written, oral and visual communication skills in the presentation of an analysis of Fashion Design Practice since the 1950s.
    Assessment name: Presentation
    Description: Present a key aesthetic in Fashion Design since 1950.
    Relates to objectives: 1 & 3
    Weight: 40
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Group
    Due date: Mid Semester
    Assessment name: Essay
    Description: Analyse the work of a Fashion Designer since 1950
    Relates to objectives: 2 & 3
    Weight: 60
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Late Semester

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