Course Title: Fashion, Textiles, Place and Story

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion, Textiles, Place and Story

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

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)


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021

Course Coordinator: Verity Prideax

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 9245

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 513.01.003

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):
PLO 5: Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness through ethical and reflective practice.

BP121 Bachelor of Textiles (Design):
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):
PLO 7: 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):
PLO 5: Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.

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.

Due to COVID-19 delivery may be online or on-campus as directed.  

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:

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

Assessment Task 1: Place (30%)
CLO: 1 

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

Assessment Task 3: Sharing (30%)
CLOs: 2

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.