ART-275: Advanced Projects

Liberal Arts
Art (art History)
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Advanced Projects
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Focuses on individualized, advanced projects in the student’s area of concentration, one of which is for self-promotion (resume or portfolio).

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. How to brainstorm concepts in order to develop design projects, including research and conceptual development.
    • Develop and evaluate a concept for an advanced project using media relevant to the student's area of concentration.
  2. 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.
  3. Visual research, current design trends, and future trends.
    • Research, analyze and present a well-known artist in the student's area of concentration.
  4. 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.
  5. Exhibition of art work.
    • Select and prepare personal works for both live and digital presentation including the use of presentation software.
  6. How to develop and present graphic design portfolios
    • Create and assemble a portfolio of work (both physical and interactive) for a job search or for acceptance by a four-year institution.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Assigned projects
  • Gallery exhibition
  • Portfolio review


Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2015
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date