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.
The structure of the class is defined in three different modules:
Online Sessions: It is a two-week program where students cover the content of the course online through synchronous daily class meeting with the professor and classmates in real time. Students will do individual as well as collaborative work on specific topics and projects.
Bridge Sessions: Students will come together twice a month to continue working in their collaborative projects. Classes will also include specific advising sessions, workshops, roundtables and activities with guest speakers and business professionals.
Onsite immersion session: As a conclusion of the program students will participate in a two-week immersion program in Madrid, Spain. This capstone experience will allow participants to enjoy a full direct learning, visiting all cultural and historical sites subject of study as well as meeting all partners, experts and guest that participated in the previous part of the program.
Teaching methodology combines classroom sessions on streaming and virtual site visits with the use of other of digital technologies, including filming, photography, virtual and augmented reality reproduction, or web and app, design among others so students can enjoy the best experience from home.
We use Zoom and Google Class for teaching support.
Length of the program: two weeks online program+ two weeks immersion experience in Spain
Calendar and sessions:
Session I: June 15th- 26th (January immersion dates program will be announced)
Session II: July 6th -17th (January immersion dates program will be announced)
Cost of the program:
Online Module (25h): * 500€ *
Bridge Module + Immersion Experience: 1.800€
Full Program (Three modules): 2.200€
Optional college credit available for students registered for the full program. Check firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
* You are welcome to complete the online part only.
Language of instruction: English/Spanish
Site: Alcala de Henares / Madrid (Spain)
Full program includes:
Infinite Spur Certificate of Attendant
Personalized advising and onsite orientation
Accommodation (double rooms)
Cultural activities and excursions
24/7 local support