Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: COMM5969C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Franco Shifilliti

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

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Description

In this course you will develop communication skills to present a range of styling concepts and ideas in an informative and engaging manner by exploring how to use your fashion knowledge to create a promotional image. You will apply styling techniques to visually arrange products. You will also explore the sourcing and arranging of props to tell a visual story.
You will do this with a variety of products for different promotional briefs, presenting your concepts and images to your peers. This feedback will help you analyse your professional skills.  
This unit is delivered and assessed with MKTG7953 (SIRRMER516) Style merchandise for photography and EMPL7087C (BSBWOR404) Develop work priorities 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation


1 Prepare a presentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plan and document presentation approach and intended outcomes.
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 effectiveness


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 outcomes.
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 presentation.
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 have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include tutorials, practical workshops and off campus research where you will be challenged to reflect and debate on different concepts and issues surrounding contemporary styling situations and develop solutions for a design problem or brief.
You will be required to participate in case study learning, problem solving activities, self-reflection and discussion.  Activities will encourage both individual and group based learning responsibilities and outcomes.

Teaching Schedule

course overview
discussion on assessments
library visit
photo shoot
• Structure
• Types
Out of class activities
• photo shoot
• look book
Present Week 1 out of class activities
Unpacking Assessment 1
Key trends & themes of AW 16
• editorial activity based on one key AW16 theme
Styling activity
Product shoot & stylist kit

Out of class activities - Assessment 1 research
• designer/brand
• concept
scouting for locations
Discussion and presentation of Assessment 1 research
Mood board
• what is a mood board
• where to source information
• how to present ideas
• copyright
Presentation techniques
Out of class activities -
• begin to build stylist kit
• mood board development
Present Assessment Task 1 concept idea for feedback
Styling kit activity
Assessment Task 2 discussion and unpacking
Out of class activities –
Assessment Task 1 – shoot image
Assessment Task 2 – research sourcing shops
Present Assessment Task 1
Assessment Task 3 discussion and unpacking
• look book
• concepts
• collaboration
Out of class activities
Assessment Task 3 – research styling on fashion websites
Photo story activity
• telling and sequencing a visual story
Repurposing a photo story

Out of class activities
Assessment Task 3 – gathering your team and idea references (images of hair/make up, models, model poses). Bring these to class next week.
Styling Icons
Discussion on team and idea references
How to build a concept
• props
• set design/location
• colour palette
• trends
• poses
Out of class activities
Assessment 3 – Finalise concept and mood ideas
Present concept and mood for Assessment 3 for feedback
Out of class activities
Assessment 3 – prepare for shoot
Studio time for shoot
Formative feedback on assessment 3
Out of class activities
Assessment 3 – continue to prepare for shoot or work on post-production
Studio time for shoot
Formative feedback on assessment 3
Out of class activities
Assessment 3 – continue to prepare for shoot or work on post-production
Studio time for shoot
Formative feedback on assessment 3
Out of class activities
Assessment 3 – continue to prepare for shoot or work on post-production
Assessment Task 2 due – upload image to blackboard
Studio time for shoot
Formative feedback on assessment 3
Out of class activities
Assessment 3 – continue to prepare for shoot or work on post-production
Studio time for shoot
Formative feedback on assessment 3
Out of class activities
Assessment 3 – continue to prepare for shoot or work on post-production
Critical friend activity - presentation of work to-date for Assessment 3 for formative peer feedback
Presentation of Assessment 3
Feedback discussions

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will have access to a photography studio and equipment. As well as computers to support this activity.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects and assignments designed for students to demonstrate their ability to plan and review how they present. To successful complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed.

Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period and on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but will not be eligible for grading. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a Competency Achieved (CAG)

Assessment will include:
Task 1 - Create a Styled Image
Task 2 -  Source a Prop
Task 3 - Style and Present Merchandise

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks. All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved.
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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Create a Styled Image
                                   Art direct and style an image for a brand’s website
Assessment Task 2 -  Source a Prop
                                    You will be required to source a specific prop and provide detail on process and outcome. 
Assessment Task 3: Style and Present Merchandise (Look Book)
                                 Working in a team Art direct, style and shoot images for a look book and present a Look Book prototype consisting of a cover page and 5 complete images.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task         Elements of Learning covered in the assessment task

1. Style for an Image    Elements 1 & 2
2. Source a Prop 
3. Look Book                Elements 1, 2,& 3

Other Information

Attendance to all classes is very important because learning activities are progressive. Failure to attend classes will affect your ability to complete set tasks.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
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Student Progress
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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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1 (unresolved)
Penalties for late assessment
Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:
- Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
- Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
- Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
- Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
- Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.
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• Student Progress
• Special Consideration, appeals, and discipline
• Academic Integrity
• Student Progress Committee (SPC)
• Assessment Grades
• Classification of award
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