- Course Number:
- GD 228
- Course Title:
- Professional Graphic Design Practices
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Course DescriptionExplores graphic design business strategies incorporating methods used by design professionals to seek, acquire, and maintain employment. Required: second year standing in the Graphic Design program. Prerequisites: GD 124, GD 141, GD 151, GD 160.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Present design skills and experience in professionally designed self-promotion materials.
- Analyze design businesses for employment opportunities.
- Assess work environments to align with employment goals.
- Apply design industry standard financial practices.
- Make business decisions based upon ethical guidelines.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
• Design a self-promotion piece
• Design a professional-level resume
• Build a studio database
• Create a Job Proposal
• Create a Job Estimate
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
• Gain Employment
• Ethical Decision Making
• Self Preservation
• Business Acumen
• Self Representation
• Apply self-reflection in building promotional materials
• Use research skills to create database of designers
• Estimate time and costs for job proposals
• Demonstrate professional ethics and pricing standards