Production Schedule – Working in production groups you should produce a production schedule for your planned production. The schedule should be presented as a folder of work The folder should contain clearly identifiable evidence of input by each member of the group The folder should contain evidence of planning and research for the project – this may include details of location scouting, provisional design ideas, budgeting etc. This Assessment makes up 50% of the mark for this module
Assessment criteria: Clear evidence of planningEvidence of student researchA critical engagement with concepts, theories, and issues raised during taught sessions and in the accompanying materialsPresentation of the folder including the quality of communicationDemonstration of efficient teamwork.Assessment Due – 3.30pm Wednesday 16th December 2009 (Week Twelve). Feed back and mark provided on or before 27th January 2010.
Individual Role Analysis – An individual analysis of the suitability (or otherwise) of the student for particular roles within a drama production teamThe analysis should be the equivalent of 2000 words (+ or – 10%).The analysis can be in the form of an essay, journal or report or any other form agreed with the tutor.The analysis should include a consideration of the students strengths and weaknesses in different areas of drama productionWithin the analysis there should be close consideration of AT LEAST three roles within a drama production teamThis Assessment makes up 50% of the mark for this module
Assessment criteria: An understanding of the different roles within a dram production team.Self-awareness and an understanding of limitationsAn ability to utilise concepts and theories explored on the moduleAn engagement with essential and wider readingEvidence of wider reading and research beyond that covered in taught sessionsA clear argument, supported by evidence and appropriate use of footnotes and bibliography according to the guidelines in the study skills handbookAssessment Due – 3.30pm 20th January 2010. Feedback and mark provided by 10th February 2010.
Think about your STRENGTHS. Do not be modest. Consider if those strengths have been tested. Think about your strengths in other areas - are they adaptable? SWOT
Capitalise on OPPORTUNITIES that play to your strengths.Opportunities that match your strengths may prompt you to pursue a strategy of immediate action. The SWOT analysis may also suggest other strategic options. For example:• Focussing your time and energy away from areas of significant threat to more promising opportunities.• Focusing on turning around weaknesses in areas of significant opportunity (see 2).• Taking defensive measures in areas of threat where you are weak (see 3). SWOT
Address your WEAKNESSES.• Decide which weaknesses need to be addressed as a priority. Other weaknesses must be acknowledged and respected until time and resources allow a solution.• Some weaknesses can be turned into strengths or opportunities. For example, it might be possible to turn a lack of experience into a work placement.• Some weaknesses have a clear solution. For example, lack of knowledge of a software programme might be solved by buying it or doing a course, and awareness of job opportunities by regularly reading relevant newspapers and journals.• Some weaknesses will take time and money to address. For example, you may need to start a programme of improvements through training. SWOT
Protect yourself against THREATS. For example:• Build relationships with potential employers and mentors.• Foster good relations with other practitioners.• Ensure you have clear and reasonable contracts with suppliers, customers and employees.• Take out insurance cover against obvious disasters.• Draw up realistic contingency plans to cope with potential crises. SWOT
FURTHER ACTION STATEMENT From the SWOT Analysis give your own judgement on the extent to which you think the role you have played has been successful. Make a judgement about your own skills, attitudes, abilities in relation to the role, and identify the further action you would need to take to develop your ability to play that role in a professional context. SWOT