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ART 265 - Portfolio

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

This is a course only for Art and Graphic Communication majors. The course will concentrate on the various aspects of preparation towards job and transferring requirements. This course is designed to better prepare students for the different qualifications in the arts through a portfolio. Different techniques of recording, presenting and cataloging various art works are examined, as well as developing a personal resume. Students should have a credible body of artwork produced under college level instruction available for use in class.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define what constitutes a professional standard per exhibition, job market and school admission.
  2. Evaluate and identify the various applications associated with the development of a portfolio.
  3. Arrange work in a portfolio that demonstrates individual talents and skills.
  4. Review, translate and transfer original work to various media.
  5. Apply various interviewing skills when seeking a job.
  6. Analyze and assess individual strengths and weaknesses per discipline.
Listed Topics
  1. Art work sorting and evaluation in preparation for a portfolio
  2. Appropriate discipline standards to rework or eliminate art work
  3. Capturing or reproducing art work for a specific outcome
  4. Acceptable techniques for cataloging multiple disciplines
  5. Different field requirements for a practical portfolio size
  6. Portfolio importance in a “visual” field
Reference Materials
Demonstrations, guest lecturers, illustrations, models or examples and resource books
related to this topic.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/21/2012

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