Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


Step-up Presentation and Personal Leadership (EN)

Danish title
Step-up presentation and personal leadership (EN)
Study programme
Design & business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor (top-up)
5. semester
Duration of the subject/module
3 Weeks
Programme elements
Start time
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Martin Hesseldahl
Tim Meicker
  • Purpose

    Getting a message across to other people in a way that moves and inspires them, requires thorough preparation and communication skills. It also requires personal presence and a passion for sharing ideas and stories.

    This module offers the student communication tools and personal skills to develop his or her presentations and become more professional, clear and effective when presenting. Emphasis is on structure, body language and facilitation skills and encourages the student to step up to a greater degree of personal leadership in their presentations and professional life. There will also be a focus on skills required to work as a group.

    All parts of the module, as well as the final evaluation of the student, are based on active participation in class.

    By the end of this module the student will know how to prepare well, how to facilitate and involve an audience and how to use stories when presenting.

    The student will have worked with body language and have acquired skills to cope with nerves, pressure and insecurity and have a sense of their personal leadership and how to develop it further.


    ●Expression and Rhetoric
    ●Argumentation Strategy


    ●Communicate complex professional issues interpersonally and interculturally in a well-argued and well-documented manner
    ●Present practical issues and solutions to partners and users
    ●Use communication tools to disseminate the company's brand


    ●Identify own learning needs and develop own knowledge, skills and competencies
    ●Identify own development and learning needs in relation to the profession and develop own knowledge and skills
    ●Handle and develop projects at the strategic level

  • Type of instruction and practical application of learning objectives
    Student presentations
    Group work
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    The student must be admitted to one of the following Top up specializations within Design & Business in order to choose this elective module:
    ● Brand Design (INT)
    ● Communication Design & Media (INT)
    ● Brand Design (DA)
    ● Communication Design & Media (DA)
    ● Sustainable Fashion (DA)
    ● Fashion Management (DA)

    Equipment needed to participate
    The student should bring a computer, pen and paper to every class.

  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    The exam is based on a specific assignments within the elective subject area, in which the student will demonstrate an understanding of the practice and the centrally applied theory and method in relation to the elective subject.
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    The test consists of three elements:
    1. Written documentation of the process
    2. Oral exam
    3. Voting and notification of grades.
    Type of assignment
    The oral individual exam is based on one or more theoretical, methodological and practical elements of the module.
    Based on the written documentation of the process, which is drawn up and submitted before the oral exam.
    Formal requirements
    Documentation of process can be handed in as pictures, products, written production and the like. which is defined specifically for the individual elective subject by publishing a task frame at Fronter for PBA Design & Business at the start of the module.

    The oral exam is 20 minutes in total. 5 minutes presentation - 5 minutes professional dialogue - 10 minutes voting.
    The specific formal requirements for the oral test will be published on Fronter for PBA in Design and Business at the start of the module.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Deadline for submission
    The written exam must be handed in at the end of the module.
    The oral exam is placed on the elective's last day / days. Further information is published on Fronter or WiseFlow for PBA in Design and Business.
    Re-examination and re-examination due to illness
    Re-examination consists of a written assignment of 8 standard pages + /- 10%, and a portfolio with a number of practical tests and one product as defined by the elective. The re-exam is assessed by an internal examiner according to the 7-point grading scale and must be passed with a minimum grade of 02.
  • Preliminary literature list
    This is a preliminary literature list. A final literature list will be provided in connection with study start.
    Will be available at the beginning of the module.
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Step-up Presentation and Personal Leadership (EN) you will receive 47 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 63 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 34% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: internal lecturers, group work, classroom teaching.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading your own notes, reading the curriculum, preparation for the exam, exam.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances