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 aim of this course is to enable students to comprehend the relationship between fashion and cinema by means of films and readings and to acquire the necessary skills for analysis at academic level.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to describe different styles of clothing.
  • Will be able to analyze the narrative of a movie.
  • Will be able to define the period to which clothing refers.
  • Will be able to discuss the relationship between character and clothes.
  • Will be able to do presentations about clothes in movies.
Course Content This course will provide an advanced level of knowledge in the cultural and artistic context of fashion. This course will consist of 3 thematically divided sections: 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 Lecture on Costume and character and explanation of assignment
4 Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen 2014 https://clothesonfilm.com/hanging-by-a-thread-cate-blanchett-in-blue-jasmine/
5 Costume and gender: Belle de jour, Luis Bunuel, 1967 Reading: http://clothesonfilm.com/belle-de-jour-sex-and-alienation/4470/
6 Costume and gender: The Iron Lady, Phyllida Lloyd 2011 https://clothesonfilm.com/the-iron-lady-costume-as-distinction-gender-and-protection/
7 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
8 American Hustle, David O’Russell 2013 https://clothesonfilm.com/american-hustle-beneath-the-glamour/
9 Lecture on Social class and clothes
10 Social class: Working Girl, Mike Nichols 1988 https://clothesonfilm.com/working-girl-the-culture-of-power-dressing/
11 Goodfellas, Martin Scorcese, 1990; preparation of presentation Bruzzi, 67-94
12 MIDTERM EXAM All movies and literature mentioned above, plus class discussions
13 Individual meetings about presentations
14 PRESENTATIONS
15 Review of semester and evaluation
16 Review of semester and evaluation

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

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

Suggested Readings/Materials

Blog: www.clothesonfilm.com

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
30
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical 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
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
20
Final Exam
    Total
122

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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