SRJC Course Outlines

8/17/2022 12:18:06 PMGD 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students learn to prepare professional print, digital and web portfolios for graphic design, photography and art. This course teaches students how to navigate the job market, essential interview skills, presenting their work, networking skills, resumes, self-promotion, and honing essential soft-skills. Student must supply 15 pre-existing high quality pieces to be approved by the instructor.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students learn to prepare professional print, digital and web portfolios for graphic design, photography and art. This course teaches students how to navigate the job market, essential interview skills, presenting their work, networking skills, resumes, self-promotion, and honing essential soft-skills. Student must supply 15 pre-existing high quality pieces to be approved by the instructor.
(Grade or P/NP)

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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Create professional physical and digital portfolios using the instructor approved design pieces.
2.  Perform the steps and protocols for a successful portfolio presentation to a live audience.
3.  Navigate the graphic design job market.
 

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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. Locate design jobs and use social media and networking to attract employers.
6. Present the portfolio to an audience with confidence and thoughtful comment.
7. Create a self-promotional, leave-behind portfolio.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Portfolios and Industry Protocol
II. Choosing the Best Portfolio Formats
    A. Electronic vs print vs web
    B. Laying out portfolio pages effectively
    C. Leave-behinds: Creating an effective leave-behind self-promotional portfolio
    D. Organizing the flow of a portfolio
III. Choosing the Best Work for the Portfolio
    A. Photographing your work
    B. Digital prototypes and mock-ups
IV. Navigating the Job Market
    A. Interview skills
         1. Preparing for the interview
         2. Over the phone vs video interviews
         3. In person interviews
         4. Interview etiquette
    B. Techniques for effective portfolio presentations
    C. Job hunting
    D. Networking
         1. Building professional bonds
         2. Forming new connections
         3. Networking outlets
    E. Making an impression
    F. Social media
    G. Resume and CV
V. Online Tools
    A. Professional groups
         1. AIGA
         2. Graphic Artist Guild
    B. Online portfolio tools such as Behance
    C. Online website builder, such as Squarespace
    D. Online content management system (CMS) such as Wordpress
VI. Self-Branding
VII. Portfolio for Freelancing

Assignments:
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1. Quizzes and/or tests (0 - 8)
2. Class projects (1 - 6), such as:
    a. Creation of physical graphic design portfolio
    b. Develop a digital and online portfolio
    c. Creating a leave-behind self-promotional portfolio
    d. Self-branding, including the development of a logo, color scheme, typeface creation or\
         selection. As well as a business card and resume/letter template
3. Career/job market skill building assignments such as:
     a. Portfolio presentation in front of a live audience
    b. Mock interviews
    c. Networking event
    d. Job market self-assessment
4. Participate in critiques of student portfolio pieces and presentation
5. Weekly reading of textbook and instructor handouts (1 - 50 pages)

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 problem solving assessments and 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
30 - 60%
Career/job market skill building assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
Class projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 20%
Quizzes/Tests
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation, the critique of portfolio components, and portfolio presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design. 3rd ed. Rose Myers, Debbie. Wiley. 2013 (classic)
 
Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don't teach you in design school, but should. Janda, Michael. New Riders 2013 (classic)
 
Instructor prepared materials

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