MGDP2200 Design Portfolio

A capstone course for Creative and Web Degrees and Diplomas. This course will focus on the presentation of portfolio. Student will explore various techniques and strategies for obtaining employment with the aid of a professionally designed portfolio. Students will select, customize and finalize their projects and learn proper presentation. Development of resume and interviewing techniques associated with presentation of portfolio will also be covered. Industry personnel will evaluate portfolios individually with the student at the end of the course. This course must be taken during the students last semester.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Complete an assessment of personal attributes
Use personal assessment to complete an artist's statement
Assess strengths and weaknesses
Assemble a portfolio
Develop a self-marketing plan
Assess all prior graphic design projects for inclusion in portfolio
Determine what revisions need to be made to prior projects
Improve projects to meet industry standards
Write a creative brief for each project
Create new projects in areas of design that have inadequate projects
Consolidate portfolio projects for presentation
Prepare portfolio presentation for presentation to industry personnel

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2

lab:

1