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Welcome to Learning Across America! We are a BMCC Continuing Education Program for Au Pairs. > Learning Express: One-Weekend Courses

New York City: Fashion, Cities, and Cinema  

Explore the role of the fashion industry in shaping the identity, culture, and economy of New York City. Along with feminist and fashion scholar Eugenia Paulicelli (author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, Globalization ), students will compare New York City to other global fashion capitals and examine the role that cinema plays in shaping the fashion identity and culture of a city. Students will take advantage of site visits in NY, a global capital of fashion, film, and the creative industries.

This course is designed for students who may already be familiar with New York City. Students will not visit iconic tourist attractions during class. However, students who are not from the New York City area are welcome to enroll, too.

• Credit for 36 educational hours or 3.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).

• There is a pre-assignment for this course. Students will receive their pre-assignment via email one week before the first class.

Course Price: $359

Tuition for class includes:

• Public transportation pass (Metrocard) to get around New York City with your teacher.

• All costs associated with the class. (There are no material fees or activity fees!)


• Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Class is in the classroom and out in the city today.

• Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm. Students will meet at BMCC, Harlem campus. The day will be spent both in the classroom and out in the city.

• Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm. Students will be both in the classroom and out in the city.

Eugenia Paulicelli is a scholar, educator and lecturer who teaches at Queens College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the founder and director of Fashion Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. Professor Paulicelli has long been committed to promoting the study of fashion as an academic discipline and giving visibility to fashion studies at CUNY. She is a specialist in the history and theory of fashion and its impact on gendered narratives of national identity, feminism, politics with its interactions with different media, literature, film, journalism, technology. She is the author of several books, including Fashion under Fascism, (2004); Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy (2014), Rosa Genoni: Fashion is a serious business (bilingual edition, 2016 and 2017), and Italian Style: Fashion & Film from early cinema to the digital Age (2016 and 2017, paperback). Most recently, she co-edited Film, Fashion and the 1960s (2017).


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