Course Title: Make presentations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: COMM7268C

Course ID: 035486

Course Title: Make presentations

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C5134 - Diploma of Screen

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Adam Lovell

+ 61 3 9925 4976

Nominal Hours: 35

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course students will learn the skills and knowledge required to make effective presentations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSGEN05A Make presentations


cusgen05A/01 Planning and Preparation

Performance Criteria:

·  Identify the purpose, the audience, and the medium to be used for the presentation.

·  Collect information and materials required for the presentation, check accuracy and currency of the information collected and organise it in a logical structure.

·  Evaluate the information and materials and select information/materials suitable to the level of knowledge and understanding of the audience.



Performance Criteria:

·  Present information in a clear, logical and interesting way, ensuring that there is a good introduction and a strong conclusion.

·  Use appropriate public speaking techniques and visual and audio aids effectively as required.

·  Encourage audience participation where possible and provide means for gaining audience feedback.

·  Monitor and respond to audience needs and reactions and adjust presentation to ensure ongoing rapport and audience engagement in the presentation.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

Viewing and analytical discussion of feature films across a range of genres and critical categories with regard to narrative, cultural and the temporal components of film

Applied research on genre generally and on particular productions as preparation for a ten minute presentation on a specific genre.

Teaching Schedule

Week 01 :Orientation
Week 02: Overview plus screening and discussion (caper)
Week 03: Screening and discussion (melodrama)
Week 04: Screening and discussion (screwball comedy) and student talks
Week 05: Screening and discussion (film noir) and student talks
Week 06: Screening and discussion (gangster)and student talks
Week 07: Screening and discussion (science fiction) and students talks
Week 08: Screening and discussion (western) and student talks
Week 09: Screening and discussion (musical) and student talks
Week 10:Screening and discussion  (horror) and final student talks

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Class notes and DVDs.

Overview of Assessment

Presentation 70%
Research project 30%

Assessment Tasks

Plan and prepare by way of written research notes for a ten minute talk on a genre of each student’s choice.

Planning and written preparation is worth 50% of the overall mark.

The delivery of the talk is worth 50% of the overall mark.

Other Information

Students are requested to regularly attend new release films, film festivals and to make use of Audiovisual and written resources in RMIT’s libraries.

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