20th CENTURY SPAIN: FASHION & DESIGN
This interdisciplinary course invites students to explore the most daring, creative, and artistic cultural movements of the late 80´s in Spain, including the world of fashion. Clothing, how we dress and what we wear, has always been a mirror of the society we live-in and this is also the case of Spain during that time. Fashion became a social and cultural statement breaking away from the conservative and grey image of Spain’s past.
Students will learn about the social, cultural, and political context of Spain throughout the 80´s by exploring the new artistic and cultural movements of fashion, photography, film, and music. Fashion has not only played an important role in shaping the Spanish identity, image, and aesthetic, but it has also lifted the Spanish textile industries to amongst the top 10 in the world. Madrid and Barcelona are now recognized international centers for major world fashion shows and events. Spanish designers are globally recognized and Spanish fashion is sold all over the world.
Students will also learn about the industry, visit different companies, meet with designers and professionals, visit fashion shows and events, and learn about the different sectors of the industry. They will also study the case of Zara and how its success has influenced the whole Spanish fashion scene today.
All students registered in this program have the option of taking an additional Spanish language class.
Summer Program: Session II: July 1st - 30th, 2020
Location: Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
Course fee: 4,100 €
Universtity course accredited (3 credits – 45 hours)
Accommodation (double rooms)
Advising prior to departure
24/7 local support
Classes: All courses are delivered in English.
Participants will:Engage in group activities to empower their team-building skills in order to be able to solve problems through design thinking processes, collaboration, and creativity.Meet social, business and community leaders in order to learn from their personal experiences.Visit local business, entrepreneurship centers and social organizations and institutions where projects are taking place.