COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Clothes in the Movies
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FA 421
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to give general insight in the relationship between fashion and the cinema by reading about and looking at movies to acquir the skills necessary to analyze movies at an academic level. Furthermore, the course will provide increased knowledge about the cultural and artistic context of fashion.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Have a general understanding of the development of the cinema since it’s beginnings
  • Have learned to look at movies in an analytical way
  • Understand the narrative possibilities of clothes in film
  • Understand the connection between clothes and character
  • Be able to express their judgement about the meaning and the quality of movies by using convincing arguments
  • Have developed skills in oral and written presentation
Course Description The theory and history will be summarily introduced in lectures. Simultaneously, watching films and discussing them in class will start from the first class on. This will remain the most important activity throughout the course. The course will be divided into three thematically organized chapters: a. films about the fashion industry; b. Films, clothing and identity, c. Films,clothing and storytelling

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction
2 Clothing as storytelling element: Ready-to-wear (Robert Altman, 1994) -Explanation of assignment 1
3 Costume and character: The big Lebowski, Coen brothers, 1997 Reading: http://clothesonfilm.com/the-big-lebowski-jeff-bridges-chills-in-a-cowichan-cardigan/9808/ http://clothesonfilm.com/double-feature-review-the-big-lebowski-chris-thoughts/9316/ http://clothesonfilm.com/double-feature-review-the-big-lebowski-kb-thoughts/10994/
4 Introduction to written assignment Reading: Bruzzi, chpt. 1, pp. 3-25
5 Costume and character: Belle de jour, Luis Bunuel, 1967 Reading: http://clothesonfilm.com/belle-de-jour-sex-and-alienation/4470/ Hand in assignment 2 Hand in assignment 1
6 Gender and clothes Orlando, Sally Potter, 1992) Reading: Bruzzi, ch. 7, pp. 173-199
7 Gender and clothes: Annie Hall, Woody Allen, 1977 http://www.glamamor.com/2012/10/the-style-essentials-seems-like-old.html Hand in assignment
8 Review Reading: Bruzzi, ch. 3, pp. 67-94
9 Gender and clothes: Casino, Martin Scorcese, 1995 Reading: Bruzzi, ch. 3, pp. 67-94
10 Designers and the movie industry. Trop belle pour toi, Bertrand Blier, 1989 Reading: Bruzzi, ch. 1, 25-34
11 MIDTERM EXAM All movies from week 1-8 and all corresponding texts
12 Yeşilçam movie Introduction about final presentation
13 Nuri Bilge Ceylan Hand in proposal for presentation
14 FINAL PRESENTATIONS Hand in diary (assignment 2)
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials Stella Bruzzi, Undressing cinema. Clothing and identity in the movies, London 1997 Blog: www.clothesonfilm.com

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
20
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
8
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exams
    Total
122

 

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.

X
2

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

X
3

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

X
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.

X
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.

X
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.

X
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.

X
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).

X
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