The Individual Project is a mandatory component of HSC Drama and students work on it throughout their HSC course. It is worth 30% of the final external mark. They are expected to work on it in their own time and it is monitored by their teacher at regular intervals. There are over ten possible project choices, including Promotional Design, Video Drama, Theatrical Critique and a Performed Monologue of between 6 to 8 minutes. The monologue is assessed through the student’s performance skills, how they sustain and develop the role, and finally, the structure and dramatic coherence of the piece.