About this unit
Curtin University, in association with Open Universities Australia, offers you the opportunity to delve deeply into the history of art and fashion in the 20th century, and to understand how they influence one another. You will bring this knowledge to bear on a study of contemporary fashion phenomena in this online unit in Art and Fashion.
A strong focus will be placed on the theoretical perspectives that have surrounded art and fashion throughout history. Covering topics such as the legacy of the 19th century, the advent of modernism, the war years and the subsequent rise of postmodernism, counter-culture and anti-fashion movements, you will gain a wide knowledge base from which to progress in further fashion studies or a fashion-related career.
This unit is assessed through a presentation (45%), an essay (35%), and a test (20%).
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There are no prerequisites for this unit, although It is recommended that students have completed, or have equivalent knowledge of, the following unit:
- Historical Issues in Art and Design
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Art and Fashion unit, the topics you will study include:
- An introduction to the topic
- The long 19th century
- Modernity/modernism (part one)
- Modernity/modernism (part two)
- Art, fashion and ideology
- The post-war period
- Commodity culture
- Identity politics
- The contemporary context
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.