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James Watt College

GRADED UNIT 2 PLANNING STAGE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY SOUND PRODUCTION

Your mission:
Prepare & deliver a presentation,

participate in an interview that highlights your knowledge and key skills and clearly maps this to a funding opportunity.

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Planning stage must contain:


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 financial backer to maximise your potential. A statement of the aims of the practical assignment/s including personal goals and targets. A timescale for conducting the project that should include both final and intermediate completion dates.
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...and:
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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Showcase the core elements of the HND course:


involve demonstration of sound recording, processing and

production to a high and professional standard demonstrate understanding and appreciation of acoustic principles demonstrate understanding of the creative industry sectors and the possible employment & funding 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 entry into employment & worthy of financial backing.
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A proposal for a funding opportunity to set up:


A recording studio. A sound production company. An educational audio event / course / business.

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What you could be considering for the Planning Stage...


An explanation as to why you have selected

this option. It could be that you considered then discarded the other options Or many other reasons

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What about your SWOT?

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It would be appropriate to have engaged in some initial research:

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...or...

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How does this match up to:


Your current course content? Your current subject knowledge &

skills? Your personal strengths?

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Explain what do you hope to achieve with this project


(i.e. goals)? A greater knowledge of the funding process? A chance to map your skills to a career? A strong portfolio? A chance to exercise a wide range of skills

and learn new skills? Valuable experience of designing studios? Valuable experience of presentations? Enlightenment?
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How are you going to conduct your research?


Books?
Magazines / Journals? Internet?

Broadcasts?
Interviews?

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Ask yourself?
Why are you using these methods?

And why?

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What might you need to plan for?


Location? Market Research (e.g. target market, location, competition & services) How much do I need? What am I going to do with this funding? What am I going to charge? Justify? What experience do I have? What do I need to learn? What documents / if any should I present?
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Materials I may have to create / present:


A CV A business plan and/or marketing plan Brochure & business marketing materials Studio Designs Studio building materials & equipment Acoustics (RT-60) Recordings Video recordings Web presence
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How to present these in the planning stage:

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Lastly...
How & why are you carrying out

your project in this manner? What benefits do you foresee by conducting your project as you have laid out here?

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End of presentation
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