Credits: 3

Schedule: 21.04.2020 - 29.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Sofia Pantouvaki

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course, the students are able to:

- Identify basic concepts and theories related to costume and dress research.

- Critically reflect on issues about the theory and practice of costume design.

- Identify key methodological approaches for costume and dress, and select methods suitable to answer research questions related to the students’ interests or personal perspective.

- Recognise different ways and methods to collect data and search information from different sources, including archives, collections and individuals.

- Define and use terminology related to costume/dress studies as an academic discipline.

- Recognise and consider ethical aspects related to research in the field of costume.

- Argue on and present the findings of their individual research work in oral and written ways.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In this course the students are introduced to basic theoretical concepts related to research in the field of costume and dress, and to tools, methods and approaches for the development of a personal research-oriented enquiry. The course content varies each year to include theoretical approaches to costume and performance from the perspective of different scholars and artists. It may also include introductory sessions to research methods for costume and dress and to different perspectives in the study of costume; for example, material culture, collection-based research in archives and museums, visual analysis and semiotics, ethnographic approaches, oral history, and creative practice. The course includes lectures and presentations on special aspects of costume history, theory and practice and in related areas that expand the understanding of costume in inter-disciplinary ways. The students work in a subject of their choice in order to critically reflect on costume in live or mediated performance and to develop a personal research approach. The course includes student presentations and written essays.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students’ development during the course, motivation, attendance and active participation in discussions, independent work and completion of assignments.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 30%, Independent work 70% of total workload

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Barbieri, Donatella, 2012b. ‘Encounters in the Archive: Reflections on costume’, V&A Online Journal, No. 4, Summer 2012. Available at: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/journals/research-journal/issue-no.-4-summer-2012/encounters-in-the-archive-reflections-on-costume.

Colombo, Francesca, and Christian Silva, 2003. Theatrical Costume between Realism and Fiction. Milan: Teatro alla Scala.

Entwistle, Joanne, 2000: The Fashioned Body: Fashion, Dress and Modern Social Theory. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Hollander, Anne, 1993. Seeing Through Clothes. Berkeley, LA, London: University of California Press.

Kawamura, Y., 2011. Doing Research in Fashion and Dress: An Introduction to Qualitative Methods. Oxford & New York: Berg.

Monks, Aoife, 2010. The Actor in Costume. Basingstoke, GB: Palgrave MacMillan.

Pantouvaki, Sofia. “Narratives of Clothing: Concentration Camp Dress as a Companion to Survival”. International Journal of Fashion Studies, Issue 1 vol. 1, Intellect. ISSN: 20517106.

Weckman, Joanna, 2011. ‘The archaeology of costumes for the stage in Finland’, in: R. Hirvikoski, R. Kilpeläinen, M. Loukola & J. Pulkka (eds.) Staging Thinking. Helsinki: OISTAT Centre Finland, 29.

Texts used in the course will be informed in advance to registered students if related to pre-assignments, and will be handed out during the contact sessions.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=ELO-E6510

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Research Practices

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi registration

 

The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017)

The order of priority is as follows:

  1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
  2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
  3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
  4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
  5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major’s or programme’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
  7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject’s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
  8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
  9. other students.

 

Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.

This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

  1. Students of costume design major, for whom the course is compulsory
  2. Students of costume design major, for whom the course is optional
  3. Exchange students of costume design
  4. Minor students of costume design, whose major is production design or design for the performing arts
  5. Minor students of costume design, whose major is another than production design or design for the performing arts
  6. Other students of production design and design for the performing arts
  7. Other students of the department of Film, Television and Scenography
  8. Other students

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