Advanced Project Plan Sample

Advanced and intermediate students are required to compose a project plan the first day of a project cycle.  Projects usually last two weeks. The plan consists of a title, description, time line, skills list, and an annotated resources list. The criteria necessary for a satisfactory plan are detailed below.  Mr. Le Duc gives 24 points credit for a well composed and completed project plan.

Title – 1 point

  • Must contain a verb and object or noun
  • Place the title in “Title” field of Blog, if you are using a blog for your project plans
  • EXAMPLE: Project 1: Exploring Photo Composition Rules

Summary – 3 points

  • Explain what you will do, learn and make
  • EXAMPLE: I plan to explore some photographic compositional rules. I will find an example of a rule at and try to copy the images on campus with the class digital camera.  I will publish the example images and my imitations on my account.  I will also write a short explanation about each image at  

Skills – 6 points

  • Include at least 6 skills from the class competency list
  • EXMPLE: Through my work I will learn more about:
    • F-stop
    • Shutter speed
    • Exposure
    • Compositional Rules
      • The Rule of Thirds
      • Balance
      • Framing
      • Use lines
      • Avoid Mergers
      • Simplicity

Time Line – 3 points

  • Detail your project schedule
  • List at least five steps you need to do to complete for your project
  • Organize the order of events
    • Research the rules
    • Find and save Creative Commons examples of each rule on
    • Take pictures
    • Download pictures
    • Upload my pictures to
    • Upload examples I found
    • Write explanations

Resources – 3 points

Evidence – 5 Points

  • Include some visual evidence of your work
  • You can use a screenshot, uploaded to Flickr and embedded into your blog post
  • You can upload a file, if it’s not too big
  • This image uses the compositional rule ‘lines’ to guide the viewer through the image.

What I Learned – 2 Points

  • Explain what you learned
  • Explain how you solved a problem
  • EXAMPLE: I learned how to use the camera to create better composition in my pictures.  I used the lens settings to adjust the point of view and depth of field. I had trouble getting the camera to work in manual mode so I asked another student and they helped me.


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