History | A History of Fashion and Society (1700-2000) | At Preston Manor

Course Type: Adult leisure and hobby, Open to international students

Why this course?

If you would like to study in a delightfully unique, relaxed and hugely atmospheric setting of fabulous historic Preston Manor (end of Preston Park), which will include house tours, you will enjoy this leisurely course.

We examine how the social and cultural background of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries influenced British fashion then and now; focussing on aspects of trendsetting fashion such as the voluminous and extravagant court dresses of the eighteenth century and the dandy; Victorian crinoline, bustle and aestheticism; Edwardian art nouveau, elegant art deco era, wartime recycling, swinging sixties, and subculture of mods, rockers, goths, skinheads and punks.

You will learn how to read fashion and how informs us us and what your clothes say about you. We will examine key style developments and designers such as Mary Quant and the "Swinging Sixties". A really exciting and fascinating course that will make you think differently about style, clothing and what you and others wear.

Illustrated with masses of fashion illustrations and powerpoint slideshows.

Key Features
  • Fascinating social & cultural history
  • Colourful images
  • Powerpoint illustrations
  • Relaxed atmosphere and fun in a fabulous historic house
  • Lively class discussion
  • Entertaining and friendly tutor

Tutor: Sarah Tobias

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CL0276-1C 25 Jan 2022 Preston Manor Tuesdays 1.30pm - 3.30pm 8 Weeks £105.00 Enrol & Pay

Course content

We examine how the social and cultural background of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries influenced British fashion then and now; focussing on aspects of trendsetting fashion such as the voluminous and extravagant court dresses of the eighteenth century and the dandy; Victorian crinoline, bustle and aestheticism; Edwardian art nouveau, elegant art deco era, wartime recycling, swinging sixties, and subculture of mods, rockers, goths, skinheads and punks.

You will learn how to read fashion and how informs us us and what your clothes say about you. We will examine key style developments and designers such as Mary Quant and the "Swinging Sixties". A really exciting and fascinating course that will make you think differently about style, clothing and what you and others wear.

Illustrated with masses of fashion illustrations and powerpoint slideshows.

Why the MET?

  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • High-quality learning resource centres providing library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

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Please note that there are no applicable discounts for this course.

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You can also enrol by calling 01273 667704 or in person at our Central Brighton or West Durrington Campuses.


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