Catalog 2017-2018 
    Mar 20, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018

DSGN 191 Portfolio Foundations

4 credits

This portfolio preparation course is designed to assist students in preparing for the Portfolio/Job Search class and future industry employment. Students will critically examine current and previous multimedia works with faculty from the program to determine strengths and areas of improvement to focus on for the remainder of the degree.

Topics and activities will include public speaking practice, research-based assignments, portfolio presentation, revisions, and industry guest speakers. Faculty coaching and recommendations will be provided as to the best steps for success in the design and digital gaming and interactive media industries based on the quality and content of the student work in this course.

This class should be taken halfway through the AAS-T degree program for Design and for Digital Gaming and Interactive Media.

Prerequisites: ART 102  and DSGN 122  

Corequisites: DSGN 216  recommended

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the caliber of portfolio work expected in entry-level portfolios in the student’s chosen area of the multimedia industry
  • Describe current strengths and areas that need improvement in portfolio work
  • Analyze and identify the different types of portfolios used for various industries
  • Demonstrate ability to accept constructive criticism in order to improve portfolio work
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of career interest within the multimedia field
  • Articulate the importance of refining and customizing the portfolio and other job materials to a specific target audience

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 40