ART-275: Advanced Projects

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Art (art History)
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
275
Course Title
Advanced Projects
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
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
Texts

None

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
Other Details

Determined by department.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2015
ILT Approval Date
11/21/2014
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
01/28/2015