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James Watt College

GRADED UNIT 2 SOUND PRODUCTION

You are to prepare a presentation and participate in an interview

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You have 3 options:


Applying for a job Applying for funding a business opportunity

Applying for a place on a Sound Production undergraduate degree programme

Sound Production Graded Unit 2 (DR2R 35)

Applying for a position of:


a recording engineer in a recording studio. an audio post studio engineer for film and/or

television. a mixing & mastering engineer within a studio facility. a live sound engineer. a game audio design engineer within a software development company.
Sound Production Graded Unit 2 (DR2R 35)

Applying for funding a business opportunity to set up :


a recording studio. a sound production company. an educational audio event / course /

business.

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Applying for a place on a Sound Production undergraduate degree programme:


with a presentation that highlights & clearly maps your knowledge and key skills to a university application.

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Your presentation must display the core elements of the HND course and as such will:

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involve demonstration of sound recording, processing

and production to a high and professional standard, therefore acting as a means of securing employment within it demonstrate understanding and appreciation of acoustic principles demonstrate understanding of the creative industry sectors and the possible employment opportunities within it demonstrate professional career development during study demonstrate knowledge of technology issues facing the audio industry clearly demonstrate why you are ready for employment within the chosen industry
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The 3 stages of assessment are:

1. Planning 2. Development 3. Evaluation

30% 60% 10%

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1. Planning must include:


An explanation of your choice A title for your project A statement of the project issue, a SWOT analysis, a mapping of personal strengths in relation to the job opportunity, identify (from

within the core of your course framework) the intended approach to present what you have to offer a prospective employer or backer to maximise your potential. A statement of the aims of the practical assignment/s including personal goals and targets.
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A timescale for conducting the project that should

include both final and intermediate completion dates. A statement demonstrating appropriate working methods employed to achieve aims during the development process and the reasons for the choice of solutions. Identification and explanation of the sources of information to be used for your project and why each has been selected. Identification of the resources (including time) required to carry out the project and how they will be accessed. An explanation of the how your project will be conducted with reasons for your choice of methods used. A statement offering the effectiveness of the route you have chosen.

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2. Development must include:


a portfolio of work that will showcase

yourself to secure either work, finance or act as progression to higher education. a written record of the processes underpinning the portfolio preparation contained in a structured logbook As such you must ensure you included elements from the following core subjects:
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Creative Industries Infrastructure Working in the Creative Industries Sound Production Theory 1 Sound Production Theory 2 Sound Production Practice 1 Sound Production Practice 2 Digital Audio Workstations 1 Digital Audio Workstations 2 Acoustics 1 Digital Audio Theory Sound Production: Management Skills and Legal Issues
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The logbook must contain:


an action plan research evidence explanation and justification of your actions analysis and/or a description of the portfolio preparation process How you are preparing for the interview The logbook is worth 15 of the 60 marks available for the developing stage

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3. Evaluation is a 500-750 word report that must include:

your assessment of the extent to which each of the

original objectives of the project was met. a commentary on aspects of the planning and developing stages which worked well and why, and those aspects that did not. your assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the activities of each of the first two stages of the project. recommendations for future projects. These should be based on items 1 3 above and could relate to your personal development
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Assessment submission dates are as follows:

Planning stage th October Thursday 25 2012


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Presentation & interview:

Job application w/c 18th

February 2013 Funding opportunity - w/c 25th February 2013 University application - w/c th March 2013 4
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Evaluation stage - 7 days after completion of the presentation & interview stage
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An overall grade will then be issued:


A Grade (70% and above) is a seamless, coherent

piece of work which: has an abundance of evidence for the three essential phases and is of an exceptionally high standard
B Grade (60-69%) is of a high standard, strong

focus and has good selection of evidence for all stages


C Grade (50-59%) is of an acceptable standard is

focused and relevant to the tasks of the assessment,


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