Course Abstract Details

CGR-270, Portfolio and Career Development

Credits: 2

Course Description

CGR-270, Portfolio and Career Development, prepares students for the transition from student to design professional. Topics will include the execution of professional-oriented activities such as contract development; resume writing, and client presentations. Emphasis is placed on developing and presenting a portfolio that is targeted to either the job search or continuing studies. Independent, directed studio experiences available. Prerequisite: should be taken during the last semester prior to graduation from the CGR program. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: In general, this course will include projects, quizzes, assignments, group work, tests or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students should be able to: 

1. prepare a portfolio of work that clearly demonstrates their effectiveness as visual communicators (GE 2,5, PG3) 

2. demonstrate an advanced level of design concepts and techniques through the production of a design-based portfolio. (GE1, 2, 4, 5, PG2, 3) 

3. effectively articulate design-based concepts through the presentation of a professional portfolio. (GE1, 2, 7, PG2, 3) 

4. use industry-standard software at an advanced level in the creation of a design-based portfolio. (GE4, PG1, 3) 

5. demonstrate the ability to carry out design-based aesthetic and conceptual research. (GE1, 2, 3, PG5) 

6. create design-based artifacts to communicate specific ideas and concepts by utilizing appropriate design elements. (GE 2, 4, 5, PG2, 3) 

7. analyze and critique (both verbally and in written form) the graphic designs of other artists. (GE1, 2, PG4) 

8. demonstrate a critical, historical, and conceptual understanding of their work and its relationship to other 21st century artists. (GE1, 2, 6, 7, PG4, 5) 

9. develop a professional business package as support for their visual portfolios. (GE1, 2, 4, 5, 7, PG3)      

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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