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FM4118   Film and Fashion

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Mon, 9.30 am - 12.00 noon Mon (screening)

The module explores two aspects of the interaction between film and fashion: On the one hand, it looks at the ways fashion intersects with film in the area of costume design and general approaches to style. On the other, it surveys the variety of representations that the fashion world has enjoyed in global cinema. It looks at matters of taste, style, glamour, creativity, celebrity, global fashion hubs and gurus, consumerism, but also at the way fashion is produced, managed, and sold, from glossy magazines and advertising through to luxury brands and sweat-shops. Students will have the opportunity to view and discuss documentary and feature films made by a host of important international directors (including, but not limited to Wim Wenders, Albert Maysles, Jun Ichikawa, Bertrand Bonello, Tom Ford, Ben Stiller, Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, and Gillian Armstrong), as well as to research and write on these matters. The discussions will also touch on matters of fashion photography and film.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FM2001 and pass FM2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar, plus screening.

Scheduled learning hours: 55

Guided independent study hours: 245

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof D Iordanova