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ART79:  PORTFOLIO: STUDIO ARTS


Course Description

This Portfolio Development course is intended for Studio Art majors. Focus will be placed on the planning and production of personal portfolios and self-promotion materials including cover letters and resumes. Particular emphasis will be placed on self-promotion for jobs, self-employment, or advanced education in the Studio Art field. Students will leave the class with one or more portfolios representing their work. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. No college credit for those who have passed DM 79 or CSIS 79.


Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to design and construct a professional creative art portfolio, both in hardcopy and electronic form, to showcase their creative work for employment, higher education, grants, creative projects and exhibition purposes.. This includes business cards and logo design.
  • Students will be able to create a statement of purpose, design a resume, and write an effective cover letter for employment, higher education, grants, creative projects and exhibition purposes.
  • Students will be able to discuss and present their creative work and self promote their creative and technical skills for employment, higher education, grants, creative projects and exhibition purposes.
  • Student will be able to identify and use social media, apps, and the internet to showcase their art , as well as, make professional connections for educational and employment purposes.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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