Course Content and Outcome Guide for GD 229
- Course Number:
- GD 229
- Course Title:
- Portfolio Preparation
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Course DescriptionDevelop a professional portfolio comprised of design work that may be revised, redone or created. Define employment goals and participate in practice interviews and critiques. Offered to second-year, graduating Graphic Design students intending to seek employment in the industry. Prerequisite: GD 228.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students should be able to:
- Produce a professional level portfolio of graphic design work for self promotion
- Prepare for all facets of seeking employment
- Define employment goals
Course Activities and Design
Portfolio Preparation employs lecture, one-on-one exchange, class discussion and critiques, and professional presentations to inform students of the possibilities and methods for assembling a professional portfolio. Students will use outside lab hours for revamping previously produced pieces. Students participate in videotaped, simulated employment interviews to prepare themselves for entering the job market.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The compilation of a professional-level portfolio will be the major criteria for evaluation. The package will be evaluated for production values, design, creativity and meeting all specifications of the project within the deadlines. Participation in classroom discussions, exercises and interviews will be an additional factor in assessment.