Course Title: Fashion, Textiles, Place and Story

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion, Textiles, Place and Story

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023


RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023

Course Coordinator: Verity Prideaux / Tassia Joannides / Harriette Richards

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 9245 / 9925 1284

Course Coordinator Email: / /

Course Coordinator Location: B513 L01 R003 / B511 L03 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course focuses on stories of place and experiences of belonging. You will learn about Indigenous and local perspectives and practices as you begin to consider our shared futures within the fashion and textiles industry.   

Place and community are explored from different perspectives including local and global, personal and disciplinary. Activities such as observing, sharing, listening and reflecting are framed as ways of learning, doing and knowing that seek common ground. Through the course you will work towards establishing strong relationships and making connections that will enable you to identify shared human responsibilities toward place and community, as well as developing skills to reflect on and share your own perspectives in relation to the field of fashion and textiles.



Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

BP327 and BP327VRI Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise):
PLO3: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation to identify and solve problems in diverse contexts within the field of fashion enterprise.
PLO5: Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness through ethical and reflective practice.
PLO6: Take initiative and apply judgment in planning, problem-solving and decision making in your practice or future study. 

BP121 Bachelor of Textiles (Design):

PLO 3: Apply design skills and knowledge to examine, analyse and creatively respond to contemporary issues in both local and global textile production.
PLO 5:  Demonstrate creative, critical textile design thinking that recognises emerging trends and issues suitable for contemporary textile design and related industries. 
PLO 7: Demonstrate an awareness of the cultural, social, ethical and environmental contexts and impacts of textile design and related industries. 

BP328 Bachelor of Fashion (Design):
PLO3: Apply fashion design knowledge and skills to identify and creatively respond to contemporary issues in local and global practice.
PLO6: Communicate and produce fashion using a diverse range of presentation mediums and materials in industry specific and broader design contexts.
PLO7: Demonstrate, through individual and collaborative critical and reflective practice, an awareness of the cultural, social, ethical and environmental contexts of fashion design.  

BP326 Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation):
PLO2:  Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on sustainable innovation in both local and international contexts.
PLO3: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the field of fashion and textiles sustainable innovation.
PLO4: Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to stakeholders within and external to your discipline. 


Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO 1: Identify and discuss ways in which Indigenous and local practices for sharing stories can develop broader understandings of human responsibilities to place, community, and fashion and textiles futures.

CLO 2: Reflect on relationships between personal life story, response to place and fashion and textile practices.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote a sensitive understanding of place and differing cultural histories and personal identities. 

Learning will occur during scheduled class time and through independent study and activity. Learner directed hours will require engagement with the physical world in order to identify and develop a sense of place and appreciation of land, heritage and shared futures. Collaborative group work will strengthen cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary learning and shared perspectives, including ethical and reflective practices. 

Delivery of this course is blended and activities will be online or on-campus as directed. 

This course is offered as a core course across first year of four undergraduate programs in the School of Fashion and Textiles:

  • BP327 (Melb) and BP327VRI (Vietnam) Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise)
  • BP121 Bachelor of Textiles (Design)
  • BP328 Bachelor of Fashion (Design)
  • BP326 Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation)

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: Place (20%)
CLO: 1 

Assessment Task 2: Our Business (40%)
CLOs: 1 & 2

Assessment Task 3: Sharing (40%)
CLOs: 2

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.