Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On completion of the course, students will be able to

  • Understand how social change reflects in fashion
  • Understand fashion as embodied culture
  • Contextualize own creative work within wider social frame
  • Express thoughts about fashion in writing

Credits: 3

Schedule: 01.03.2023 - 19.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Annamari Vänskä

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course consists of lectures, small-group discussions, film viewings, visits and other relevant activities. Lectures will introduce the subject, discussions and small-group work will widen it.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in class, course assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    81 h (3 cr)

    • Lectures, seminars, visits and film viewings: 20 h
    • Personal learning time (assigned for reading & reflecting the course materials): 30 h
    • Assignment: writing a reflective learning diary OR making a poster presentation: 30 h
    • Course evaluation 1h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    10 Reduced Inequality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Min 5, max 70 students

    Registration for Courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: