ATS2910 - Professional and academic presentation skills - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance


Dr Felix Nobis

Unit guides



  • Summer semester B 2017 (Day)


In this unit, students participate in learning practices and activities directly concerned with presentation skills as practiced in academic and professional environments. Students are introduced to key performance presentation concepts and given the opportunity to practice and develop associated skills through facilitated workshops. The unit approaches the study and enhancement of presentation skills in these specific ways:

  1. Oral presentation: Students will be introduced to vocal theory and practical exercises. Through workshops students are given the opportunity to develop vocal confidence and dexterity with focus on Mastering Language (English pronunciation), Expanding Voice, Refining Voice and Delivery (including microphone technique).
  2. Physicality and Presence: Students will be introduced to theory and practices in building confidence in physical presentation and gaining an understanding of stage presence.
  3. Roleplaying and Teamwork: Students are given the opportunity to apply their skills and develop strategies toward team tasks in professional and academic environments. Through these approaches, students not only engage with concepts from new perspectives, but apply, practice and develop skills through real world application.


Students successfully completing this unit will be able to:

  1. Identify, discuss and apply theoretical concepts associated with vocal and physical presentation skills
  2. Contribute meaningfully to group-tasks and reflect on key components of such contribution
  3. Undertake collaborative projects with scholars from other disciplines
  4. Utilise practical strategies to present findings in a range of academic and professional contexts with confidence and clarity


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.