Learning Outcomes (LO) and Assessment Criteria
On completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Begin to understand, define and use key terms relevant to the study of fashion and culture (knowledge)
- Begin to explore and understand the visual and academic sources suggested in your classes, as well as examples of fashion, design and art from a range of disciplines (enquiry)
- Discuss and investigate key examples of fashion, design and art from a range of disciplines in relation to the concepts and ideas discussed (enquiry)
- Present your discussions and ideas in the form of a visual essay using images and written work. (communication).
Your work in this unit will be marked against the UAL assessment criteria, which are designed to give you clear feedback on your achievement. The full assessment criteria descriptions can be found on the UAL Assessment webpage.
Choose between ONE of these briefs:
Explore the concept of stereotypes of gender or race in fashion, art and / or photography. Your visual essay should include some explanation of the concept of stereotyping as well as discussion of images that both reinforce and challenge stereotypes.
Explore the concept of subcultures or youth culture in fashion, art and / or photography. Your visual essay should include some explanation of the concept of subcultures as well as discussion of images that communicate the meaning of your chosen subculture.
What you have to produce for Assessment
A visual essay, which should consist of 8 -12 images you have collated, and 500-700 words of your own text. This unit is assessed holistically (100% of the unit).
In the first term you will be largely focused on collecting interesting visual images that you feel you can use in the visual essay. For the visual essay you are encouraged to use the key readings introduced to you in your classes in order to create a commentary on the images you have chosen. The visual images you choose can be from any art/design discipline as long as they are relevant either to the concept of stereotypes or the concept of subcultures.