Postgraduate taught 

Art History: Dress & Textile Histories MLitt

Victorian Visions: Dress and Textiles, c.1837-1901 HISTART5104

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The nineteenth century was a period of industrial, retailing and consumption revolutions, at the heart of which were textiles and dress. The course will examine the history and development of dress and textiles in Great Britain during the nineteenth century. It will seek to place textiles and dress within the context of key aesthetic, economic, political, social and technological developments.

Timetable

Two hours per week for ten weeks, through lectures, seminars and visits (6 hours). 

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Essay of 4,000 words (80%)

Oral presentation of 10-15 minutes (20%)

Course Aims

This course aims to: 

■ develop students' knowledge and understanding of the history of nineteenth-century dress and textiles in Great Britain

■ trace the influences on dress and textiles during the nineteenth century in Great Britain, looking at key aesthetic, economic, political, social and technological developments

■ expand students' analytical thinking and writing and to develop their oral presentation skills

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ apply multi-disciplinary skills and ideas acquired in semester 1 to the specific study of nineteenth-century dress and textiles in Great Britain

■ identify and indicate the date of different styles of nineteenth-century dress and textiles in Great Britain

■ produce sustained arguments in both written and oral form on a variety of visual and textual sources relating to understanding of the diversity of influences on the development of nineteenth-century dress and textiles in Great Britain

■ use these skills and knowledge to critically assess and evaluate different types of primary sources for the study of dress history

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.