498 - Independent Study: Fashion History
Costume History and
To familiarize the
student with a basic overview of costume history and fashion from their origins
to the 20th century, including social and political influences,
clothing articles and terms, accessories, fashion trends, fabrics, gender roles
and their application to the art of costume design. Western civilization is the
main focus of this course.
will receive a weekly assignment to guide them in their independent study.
This assignment will take the form of a guide sheet with the following
Name of the
time period(s) to be researched.
chronology of the period.
A list of
costume terms to be researched and defined.
A list of
prominent artists from the period to be studied.
productions for which that time period may be suitable.
Using this guide
sheet the student will complete the following:
Research the time period.
a minimum of five copies of relevant primary research.
definitions for the costume terms provided.
Each student will complete and 8-10 page research paper on one historical
time period. This paper should include:
historical overview of the time period, including any relevant social,
political or artistic influences that had an effect on fashion of the
description of fashion of the period, including relevant terms, a
discussion of fabrics, dyes, construction methods and techniques, gender
roles, sumptuary laws and any other information deemed relevant to the
annotated bibliography with a minimum of five non-internet sources.
of 20 Xeroxed examples of primary fashion research examples.
similar to those provided by the instructor.