Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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: 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
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


2. Deliver a presentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Explain and discuss desired outcomes of the
with the target audience
2.2 Use presentation aids, materials and examples to
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
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
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

• Assessment tasks
• Gallery Visit
• Class Presentations
•Online Research & Tutorials
•Teacher directed group activities

Teaching Schedule

It is to be noted that the course Make a Presentation, National code BSBCMM401A is co delivered with the course Interpret Respond to a Design Brief Course, National code BSBDES402A

Week 1
Present course guide /Class Introductions & Interview & class presentation task
Visit to a gallery

BSBCMM401A - 1, 2

Week 2

Design Drawing Formative Task 01 Families of line & presentation
Illustrator Interface & Pen Tool

BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1,2,3

Week 3

Design Drawing Formative Task 02 portrait & presentation
Illustrator layers & pen tools

BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1,2,3

Week 4

Formative Assessment Task 03 Web Search & Presentation
Design Drawing Letterform
Illustrator type & perspective Tool
BSBCMM401A - 1, 2, 3
BSBDES402A - 1,2,3

Week 5

Summative Assessment Task 01 for Make a Presentation Designer Due (For the Make a Presentation Course only )

Summative Assessment Task 02 handed out to the class Business card/logo (For the Interpret & Respond to a Design Brief course only)
Analysing business card & logos designs
BSBCMM401A - 1, 2, 3
BSBDES402A - 1,2,3

Week 6
Design drawing letterform & logos
Illustrator Gradients & Gradient mesh
BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1 ,2, 3

Week 7

Design Drawing Formative Assessment Task 04 portrait & Presentation
Illustrator Parthfinder Pallet
BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1 ,2, 3

Week 8
Design Drawing elements of the face & Presentation
Illustrator Swatches & Pathfinder Pallet
BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1 ,2

Week 9
Studio class

Students are to work on logo and Business card Assessment Task
BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1 ,2,

Week 10
Summative Assessment 02 for Interpret and Respond to Design Brief Due business card/ logo, class presentation and submission. (For the Interpret & Respond to a Design Brief course only)

Summative Assessment Task 03 handed out to the class eposter Design (For the Interpret & Respond to a Design Brief course only)
BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 3, 4, 5

Week 11
Design Drawing formative Assessment Task 05 Perspective & class  Presentation
 Illustrator Guides & Perspective
BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1 ,2, 3

Week 12
Copyright in the Design industries
Design Drawing Three point perspective & Presentation
Illustrator Brushes
BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1 ,2

Week 13
Design Drawing Pattern & Presentation
Illustrator Livetrace

BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1 ,2

Week 14
Studio class
Work on and present work in progress Summative  Assessment Task 03
BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1 ,2

Week 15

Work on  Summative Assessment Task 03
Present work on screen for feedback
BSBCMM401A - 1
BSBDES402A - 1 ,2

Week 16
Present and submit Interpret and Respond to Design Brief Summative Assessment 03 due eposter for Assessment & Review (For the Interpret & Respond to a Design Brief course only)

BSBCMM401A - 1

BSBDES402A - 3,4,5

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Foundations of Art and Design Alan Pipes Lawrence King
Illustrator CS Visual Quickstart Guide Peach Pit Press
The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Nancy Duarte


The big book of Illustration ideas Collins Design
Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery Garry Reynolds

Other Resources

Design Web Links

Presentation Web links

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

Students must have demonstrated competence in all elements of the course in order to pass.
This assessment will be based on weekly participation in class discussion, exercises & submitted
Students Assessment Files are to have the correct file naming conventions and is to be presented As
a .zip file MP_ SUMM _a01_smith to be placed on the IDM Server Dropbox.
MP (module of study) Summative Task ,  a01 (Assessment Task 01) smith (last name) john (first name).Assessment
tasks in this unit are either Formative or Summative .Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing
feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded)
assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of
assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive verbal feedback on all assessment.
For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Formative Assessment Task
01 Web search and presentation (week 4)

Summative Assessment Task
01 Class Presentation Designer (week 5)




Summative Grades
Grades used in this unit are as follows:
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but
which also use graded assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved Graded
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Formative Grades
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (formative)
(not graded)

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

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



The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.
Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)
Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committee

Student Material Requirements
Please bring to EVERY class:
Visual diary, FireWire cable , External Hard disk drive).
(FireWire cable , external hard disk drive, DVD- etc).
Please Note: It is the student’s responsibility to back up their work regularly.
Lost work is NOT an excuse for late assignments Backups

Students must adhere to the RMIT University OH&S guidelines see the RMIT Web site
Students are to have a break for the computer on a hourly basis
Student are to have knowledge of the safety exits within the building
Students are to use the stair well and not the lift if a fire alarm sound.

Social Media Web Sites
Students are not to view social media web sites when class tutorials are being conducted in class time.


Please note this course guide is subject to change

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