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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%).
There are no prerequisites for this unit, although It is recommended that students have completed, or have equivalent knowledge of, the following unit:
In this Art and Fashion unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
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.
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A thorough understanding of how the events of the 20th century influence the fashion of today is essential for a career in the fashion industry or similar fields. This online unit allows you to innovate whilst being aware of what has gone before; it also familiarises you with the language of visual culture.
Successful completion of this unit will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to analyse both historical and contemporary issues in art and fashion. Through in-depth studies of theories related to the field, you will gain a broad understanding of how the fashion and art world is ever changing, and you will have improved critical thinking skills. These skills, along with the presentation, research and writing skills gained through the unit’s assessment components, are in high demand in the job market, so they will put you in good stead for a future career in fashion or a wide range of other industries.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.