GEAR 303 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Clothes in the Movies
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 303
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to give general insight in the relationship between fashion and the cinema by reading about and looking at movies to acquire the skills necessary to analyze movies at an academic level. Furthermore, the course will provide increased knowledge about the cultural and artistic context of fashion.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Have a general understanding of the development of the cinema since it’s beginnings
  • Have learned to look at movies in an analytical way
  • Understand the narrative possibilities of clothes in film
  • Understand the connection between clothes and character
  • Be able to express their judgement about the meaning and the quality of movies by using convincing arguments
  • Have developed skills in oral and written presentation
Course Content The theory and history will be summarily introduced in lectures. Simultaneously, watching films and discussing them in class will start from the first class on. This will remain the most important activity throughout the course. The course will be divided into three thematically organized chapters: a. films about the fashion industry; b. Films, clothing and identity, c. Films,clothing and storytelling

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Costume and character: The big Lebowski, Coen brothers, 1997 Reading: http://clothesonfilm.com/the-big-lebowski-jeff-bridges-chills-in-a-cowichan-cardigan/9808/ http://clothesonfilm.com/double-feature-review-the-big-lebowski-chris-thoughts/9316/ http://clothesonfilm.com/double-feature-review-the-big-lebowski-kb-thoughts/10994/
3 Costume and character: Rocky, John Avildsen, 1976 http://clothesonfilm.com/from-bum-to-italian-stallion-sylvester-stallone-as-rocky/34902/; http://clothesonfilm.com/rocky-talia-shire-as-adrian-from-geek-to-chic/7877/
4 Lecture on Costume and character and explanation of assignment 1
5 Costume and character: Belle de jour, Luis Bunuel, 1967 Reading: http://clothesonfilm.com/belle-de-jour-sex-and-alienation/4470/
6 Costume and time: Marie Antoinette (Sophia Coppola 2006) http://costumevault.blogspot.com.tr/2016/02/marie-antoinette-working-with.html http://costumevault.blogspot.com.tr/2015/11/marie-antoinette-telling-story-through.html
7 Costume and time: The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann, 2013 http://clothesonfilm.com/costume-in-the-great-gatsby-use-your-imagination/31566/
8 Costume and time: Annie Hall, Woody Allen, 1977 http://www.glamamor.com/2012/10/the-style-essentials-seems-like-old.html
9 Lecture on Social class and clothes
10 Social class: The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann, 2013 http://clothesonfilm.com/costume-in-the-great-gatsby-use-your-imagination/31566/
11 Social class: Goodfellas, Martin Scorcese, 1990; preparation of presentation Bruzzi, 67-94
12 Social class: Once upon a time in Anatolia, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011 https://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/mar/15/once-upon-a-time-in-anatolia
13 MIDTERM EXAM All movies and literature mentioned above, plus class discussions
14 Individual meetings about presentations
15 PRESENTATIONS
16 PRESENTATIONS

 

Course Textbooks

Stella Bruzzi, Undressing cinema. Clothing and identity in the movies, London 1997. Blog: www.clothesonfilm.com

References

Blog: www.clothesonfilm.com

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
30
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
40
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
4
100
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
5
Presentation / Jury
1
8
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
122

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information.
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels.
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches.
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest