SRJC Course Outlines

4/15/2024 11:14:50 AMGD 60 Course Outline as of Spring 2010

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GD 60Title:  PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO  
Full Title:  Creating the Professional Portfolio
Last Reviewed:10/8/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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A course for the design student to prepare professional portfolios.  The student will learn skills needed to create a physical, digital, and self-promotions portfolio.  The student will also learn portfolio presentation techniques and industry protocols.  A body of at least 15 high quality pieces as determined by the instructor for portfolio development are strongly recommended for success in this course. (Formerly APGR 70)

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A course for the design student to prepare professional portfolios.  The student will learn skills needed to create a physical, digital, and self-promotions portfolio.  The student will also learn portfolio presentation techniques and industry protocols.  A body of at least 15 high quality pieces as determined by the instructor for portfolio development are strongly recommended for success in this course. (Formerly APGR 70)
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2010Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Choose a proper portfolio format for graphic design work.
2.  Select the best work to include in the portfolio.
3.  Lay out clean and simple portfolio pages that display the work to its best advantage.
4.  Organize the portfolio with the best flow possible.
5.  Employ effective techniques to get appointments for portfolio reviews.
6.  Present the portfolio with confidence and thoughtful comment.
7.  Create a self-promotional leave-behind portfolio.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to portfolios and what employers want
2.  Choosing the best portfolio formats
3.  Choosing the best work for the portfolio
4.  Laying out portfolio pages effectively
5.  Organizing the flow of a portfolio
6.  Getting the appointment to present the portfolio
7.  Techniques for effective portfolio presentations
8.  Creating an effective leave-behind self-promotional portfolio

Assignments:
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1.  Four to seven online quizzes covering reading material
2.  Physical graphic design portfolio in professional case
3.  Digital portfolio
4.  Self promotional leave-behind portfolio
5.  Portfolio presentation in front of a live audience
6.  Read 20 pages per week of textbook and instructor handouts

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Portfolios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
Presentation; some aspects of the portfolio
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation in the critique of portfolio components and portfolio presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design, by Debbie Rose Myers.  John Wiley and Sons Publishing, 2008.

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