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Music and Media Business and Social Enterprise Skills II

Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.


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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course builds on the entrepreneurial and business start-up skills encountered in Music and Media Business and Social Enterprise Skills I. You will get the opportunity to transfer these skills into producing a professionally word processed document that can be presented to interested parties such as business mentors, community organisations, funding bodies and banks. In addition, you will present your business plan to a ‘Dragons Den’ style panel. You will receive support and training in the skills required to do this, thus developing your oral presentation skills and further enhancing your CV. By taking both Music and Media Business and Social Enterprise Skills I and II you will leave with a complete and professionally presented business plan which you can use for the future, and the skills and confidence to help embark on a prosperous career in music and media business.

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an interest in music media business and social enterprise skills. This course draws on the entrepreneurial and business start-up skills delivered in Music and Media Business and Social Enterprise Skills I, and is designed to offer students the opportunity to put these skills into practice by creating a professional written business plan and presenting this to a panel. Course structure: Session 1: Course introduction Mission statement and Business objectives Management team The product or process Session 2: The market and the marketing strategy Session 3: The market and marketing strategy advanced Session 4: Operations, risk factors and Swot Analysis Session 5: Financial forecasts Session 6: Financial forecasts advanced Session 7: Preparation for oral presentation Session 8: Oral presentations Session 9: Oral presentations continued

Learning and Teaching

Learning and teaching are undertaken by means of workshops and small group work. The course will consist of: 1) Mentoring, guidance and support in the word processing of the business plan. 2) Preparation of students for a 10-minute oral presentation of the business plan. To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

Assessment

There will be no formal examinations but there will be two main pieces of assessment: • A word processed business plan demonstrating further working, planning and ideas development. • Formal oral presentation of the business plan to a panel. Your work will be assessed by your tutor, who will offer you written feedback which we hope you will find constructive. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are flexible and are designed to increase your confidence and skills.

Reading suggestions

The tutor will recommend books, articles and web sources.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.