Focuses on individualized, advanced projects in the student’s area of concentration, one of which is for self-promotion (resume or portfolio). Students will conclude the course with a graduating student exhibition and digital portfolio. This class meets for six (6) hours a week.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- How to brainstorm concepts in order to develop design projects, including research and conceptual development.
- Devise a concept for an advanced project using media relevant to the student's area of concentration.
- How to navigate the job market through professional social marketing sites and self-promotion websites.
- Create online presence using professional networking sites such as Behance and LinkedIn.
- Visual research, current design trends, and future trends.
- Research, analyze and present a well-known artist in the student's area of concentration.
- Reinforced typography and its use in print and screen based media.
- Demonstrate facility in reinforced typography by designing and producing a professional resume using developed business stationary and word processing software, appropriate to the concentration.
- Exhibition of art work.
- Select and prepare personal works for both live and digital presentation including the use of presentation software.
- How to develop and present graphic design portfolios
- Evaluate and prepare accumulated students projects for capstone exhibition.
- Professional business practices using standard computer tools.
- Create a complete job application packet including employment letter, resume, and portfolio.
- Demonstrate Computer Literacy knowledge by successfully being able to:
- Log in and out of the HFC network, utilize Academic Computing Services (ACS), and WebAdvisor.
- Operate basic PC hardware, including common input, output, and storage devices.
- Utilize an operating system to perform basic tasks, such as finding, saving, copying, and printing files.
- Send and receive e-mail, including attachments.
- Utilize a browser for Internet access, use search engines, identify appropriate search terms and use a search engine effectively, and evaluate the credibility and quality of information on WWW sites.
- Communicating in an online environment
- Communicate professionally in an online environment.
- Demonstrate proper ethical and legal behavior in online environment including common threats to computer security and privacy, such as plagiarism, viruses, phishing, and identity theft.
- Demonstrate techniques on prevention and safe use of Internet.
- The Graphic Designer as a business professional
- Develop a Excel sheet production plan for a hypothetical project that ranges from conception to production.
- Develop business forms such as an invoice and job estimates using Excel.
- Describe professional practices regarding client interactions and contracts.
Assessment and Requirements
- Assigned projects as described in the course syllabus
- Gallery exhibition
- Portfolio review
- Class Participation includes discussions and critiques
- Computer Technology
- Computer Technology