Students explore various methods of preparing professional portfolios, as well as the packaging and marketing of their portfolio works in preparation for further education and/or job interviews related to their career goals in visual communications. Along with the portfolio, each student prepares a resume, digital portfolio, and considers other self-promotional pieces to complete his/her portfolio package. The emphasis of this course is that each student compiles a professional looking and complete portfolio package based on his/her occupational and educational goals. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites VCA 200
, VCA 220
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Describe design methodologies related to graphic design and advertising.
- Identify graphic design and information architecture elements used in portfolio development.
- Describe portfolio styles and functions.
- Relate portfolio requirements to their field.
- Complete projects from start to finish.
- Solve design challenges in an Apple Certified Mac Lab.
- Explore design trends with projects that strengthen portfolios.
- Integrate industry theory and progressive practice into portfolio production and presentation.
- Present portfolios to industry professionals.
- Use global industry standards in project development.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Resolve process of work through critiques and communication with others.
- Use the content in this course to inform and help the VCA Advisory Board to see the impact of design-thinking.
Learning How to Learn:
- Explain how design can be used to influence or persuade others with their chosen field.
- Frame useful questions for developing technical skills.
- Synthesize constructive feedback during critiques and discussions.