Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: COMM5908C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media

Course Contact : Program Administrstion

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Mr Peter Kennedy
Phone: 9925 58079

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency, Make a presentation BSBCMM401A is delivered in the class Design Studio 1, together with Create titles for screen productions CUFANM403A and Collaborate in a Creative Process BSBCRT402A. This unit will involve research and development of concepts that emphasise good visual design practice. You will also learn how to present this information in the most effective way.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation


1. Prepare a presentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plan and document presentation approach and intended
1.2 Choose presentation strategies, format and delivery
methods that match the characteristics of the target
audience, location, resources and personnel needed
1.3 Select presentation aids, materials and techniques that
suit the format and purpose of the presentation, and will
enhance audience understanding of key concepts and
central ideas
1.4 Brief others involved in the presentation on their
roles/responsibilities within the presentation
1.5 Select techniques to evaluate presentation


2. Deliver a presentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Explain and discuss desired outcomes of the presentation
with the target audience
2.2 Use presentation aids, materials and examples to support
target audience understanding of key concepts and
central ideas
2.3 Monitor non-verbal and verbal communication of
participants to promote attainment of presentation
2.4 Use persuasive communication techniques to secure
audience interest
2.5 Provide opportunities for participants to seek clarification
on central ideas and concepts, and adjust the presentation
to meet participant needs and preferences
2.6 Summarise key concepts and ideas at strategic points to
facilitate participant understanding


3. Review the presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Implement techniques to review the effectiveness of
the presentation
3.2 Seek and discuss reactions to the presentation from
participants or from key personnel involved in the
3.3 Utilise feedback from the audience or from key personnel
involved in the presentation to make changes to central
ideas presented

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to respond effectively to a design brief, develop creative design projects and and present the information in a relevant and effective manner.

Details of Learning Activities

1. In-class activities:
• Lectures
• Gallery visits
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• peer teaching
• group discussion
• presentations
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• workshopping of students’ own projects
• analysis/critique of work

2. Out-of-class activities:
• independent project based work
• online and other research
• independent study

Teaching Schedule

Weeks Class content Assessment due date Competencies and elements
Week 1 Present course guide
Visit to the ngv BSBCMM401A
Week 2 Introduction to Illustrator interface
Assessment Task 01 presented to class presentation / designer
Designer web sites
Design Drawing design element line Famlies of line
Pen Tool exercise lines BSBCMM401A

Week 3 Famlies of shapes
Pen Tool exercise shapes
Designer/ illustrator web sites
Design Drawing Design element line Spirals
Class exercise Search for designer web sites

Week 4 Design Drawing task Portrait
Present ideas for Assessment Task 01 for feedback
Using layers create a vector graphic portrait
Week 5 Assessment Task 01 due (class presentation)
Assessment Task 02 presented to class Business card/logo
Analysing logo design
Design Drawing Design element line Light on form
15.03.2011 BSBCMM401A 2,,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,3,3.1,3,2,3.3,

Week 6 Class exercise Gradient mesh exercise portrait
Logo /Business Card designs/ web sites
Present 5 concept for business card/logo
Drawing Design elements shape letterform.

Week 7 Class exercise Perspective using the Pen and Refect tool
Present concept drawings for Assessment Task 02
Design Drawing elements shape abstract
Work on Assessment Task 02

Week 8 Class exercise three point Perspective
Three point drawing exercise.
Present concept drawings for Assessment task 02

Week 9 Studio class

Week 10 Hand in and Present Assessment Task 02 ebusiness card/ logo class for class presentation
Assessment task 02 presented to class ePoster Design.
BSBDES402A 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2,2.12.2,2.3,2.4,4,4.2,4.3, 4.5,4.6,4.

Week 11 Creating Patterns using the swatches pallet
Present 5 research examples of eposter designs on screen Design Drawing Assessment task Design element shape radiation & refection

Week 12 Copyright in the Design industries
Vector 3d effects Design Drawing elements shape 3 point perspective
Web Search & Presentation Assessment Task (ungraded)
Web sites , present web sites on screen 03.05.2011 BSBCMM401A

Week 13 Design Drawing Assessment task Design elements Shape Symmetry
Work on Assessment Task 03
Present eposter imagery on screen for feedback BSBDES402A

Week 14 Studio class

Week 15 Work on Assessment Task 03

Week 16 Hand in and Present to the class Assessment Task 03 ePoster
Present imagery on screen 05. 06.2011 BSBDES402A 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2,2.12.2,2.3,2.4,4,4.2,4.3, 4.5,4.6,4.
BSBCMM401A 2,,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6

Week 17 Assessment and Review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Foundations of Art and Design Alan Pipes Lawrence King

Illustrator CS Visual Quickstart Guide Peach Pit Press


The big book of illustration ideas Collins Design

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 01: Class Presentation Designer

Due Date Week Commencing:
Week 5

Assessment Task 02: eBusiness Card/Logo design
Tested by folio of design work & Presentation (graded)

Due Date Week Commencing:
Week 12

Assessment Task 03: ePoster Design

Due Date Week 16
Tested by folio of design work & Presentation (graded)

In class Assessment Tasks (ungraded)
Tested by direct observation in class


CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved- Graded
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
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