YOUR FINAL PROJECT
should amaze us both. First, you need to write a project proposal. The following outline is a tool given to me some years ago by Mary Dougherty to help clarify ideas for a project, to communicate those ideas first to yourself and then to others, and to define the actions needed to actually do your project. The Narrative and Plan of Action must be completed using word processing software and must be spellchecked. Click below to download the log in two formats. For Mac, Option+Click; for PC, right click. Then make a copy of the download file and work off that copy. Now launch the appropriate application and then choose File>Open to navigate to your downloaded file. If you do not see your file in the dialog box, choose "All Files" or "All Available" with the dropdown menu and it will come into view. Open and save it.
FINAL PROJECT GUIDELINES
Your proposal will have two main sections:
1. PROJECT NARRATIVE
This section is divided into two smaller sections: a Statement and a Description (minimum of one typed paragraph each).
Problem Statement: to begin writing this statement, answer for yourself the following kinds of questions: what is this project about, and why are you concerned with it? Be specific!
Project Description: describe in detail what you think you know now about the final form of the project. Be specific! Refer to the Working Questions for ideas (below).
2. PLAN OF ACTION
Address the following:
Actions to be Done Time Allotted Human Resources Cost Deadline
The following are offered to help you identify and articulate what you presently know, and dont know, about your final project.
A. How might the pieces of the whole be strung together--what might be the sequence.
B. How might time be used within the piece--how might the piece unfold in time.
C. What is the central image or vehicle that carries the content.
D. How does the form function.
E. What is the shape or physicalness of the piece.
A. What is its method of construction.
B. What is the quality or style that gives distinctive character to the piece.
A. What is the mode of thought in which the artistic statement is presented: symbolic, rational, relativistic, etc.
B. Define where your concerns are grounded: psychological, political, social, historical, fictional, autobiographical, etc.
C. Examine the type of thinking predominant in both the forming andthe experiencing of the piece: meditative, calculative, relativistic, linear, etc.
A. The piece is formed for what kind of audience, what number of people, what place, time, circumstance, context.
B. What is the belief system in which the piece is founded.
C. Out of what historical tradition does this work come--what are the resources you have at your disposal to find out all you want about that tradition.