Presentation Formats

Let your students know that there are a number of potential formats for presentations:  oral/panel presentations, poster sessions, visual arts, theatrical performance, musical performance, and film.

  • Oral presenters will be organized into panels of 3 to 5 students whose research is connected by a common theme or topic, such as members of a given class or a particular major. Each panel presenter will have about 10 minutes to discuss his/her work. After that, the panel concludes with 15 minutes of "Q & A."
  • Students presenting their research through posters will be scheduled in one-hour sessions during which they stand at their posters to answer questions.
  • The presentation formats for visual arts or performance work will be dependent on the type of medium, but all will have an established time slot for presentation. A length not exceeding 20 minutes is strongly encouraged for theatrical and musical performances. The length of films will need to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • For studio arts, senior presentations will take place during a 2 hour and 15 minute time slot. Each presenter will speak for 10 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session.  All other art presentations will be scheduled in a one-hour session.

Additional information on Types of Projects available for students can be found in the Student Information section.