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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus


Revision Date: 23-Jan-24
 

Spring 2024 | ART-2170-VO01S - Portfolio & Project Development


Synchronous Class

Synchronous courses are delivered through a combination of online and regularly-scheduled Zoom sessions. In synchronous classes, students must attend Zoom sessions and actively engage with each other and faculty in course activities and discussions.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Synchronous Section: This course has schedule meeting dates and times online via Zoom. See below or consult Self Service - Search for Courses and Sections for specific dates and times.
In-Person Meeting Day/Times via Zoom: Tuesday, 06:00P - 08:00P
Semester Dates: 01-23-2024 to 04-30-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 02-11-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03-24-2024 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration

Faculty

Robert Kirk
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Dana Lee

General Education Requirements


This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Arts & Aesthetics
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course serves as a capstone for the Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Multimedia Communications programs. Students explore career opportunities and collaborate with each other and employers on real-world projects. Students orally present their body of work, which will be displayed in traditional or digital formats. They develop a digital portfolio of their best work to be used for a variety of purposes such as professional job applications, scholarship opportunities, and transfer to four-year programs. Prerequisite: Minimum of 30 college-level credits or advisor permission.


Essential Objectives

1. Explore career opportunities and connections in fields related to communication, design, and visual arts.
2. Examine, discuss, and critique visual imagery, time-based media, and forms of communication including historical examples and references to social and cultural contexts.
3. Work collaboratively in teams to execute a project that is professionally displayed, distributed, and/or accessed within the community.
4. Develop an independent portfolio representing works created over a span of time, and display in a professional manner.
5. Think and speak critically about one’s own and others' work.
6. Produce an articulate written artist statement or creative brief to support the portfolio and/or group project.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources


*** This is a no cost textbook or resource class. ***

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.


Methods

  • Weekly Synchronous Zoom sessions.
  • Small-group and class-wide discussion forums.
  • Completion of small group and individual projects.
  • Written and creative assignments.
  • Reading and writing responses.
  • Individual activities, such as watching film clips and visiting galleries.

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Creating A Quality Portfolio

Reviewing Your Body of Work

  

How To Give Constructive Feedback About Your Classmates’ Work

What to include in a portfolio.

What do companies look for in a design portfolio?

Portfolio Advice for Fine Art.

My (First) Design PortfolioLinks to an external site.

Portfolio Advice VideoLinks to an external site. (Portfolio for Art School Admission)

  

Zoom Meeting

Assignment: Tell me about yourself and your goals.

Discussion: Reviewing Your Body of Work

 

2

New Projects

  

Notable Creatives 1

  

Zoom Meeting

Discussion: Notable Creatives 1

Discussion: New Projects

 

3

Creative Brief

  

How to Write a Creative Brief

The Creative Brief: Everything You Need to Know

  

Zoom Meeting

Discussion: Creative Brief

Discussion: Group Project

 

4

Group and Individual Projects

  

Design Matters Video

  

Zoom Meeting

Discussion: Design Matters Video

Discussion: Group Project

Discussion: Personal Project Update

 

5

Group and Individual Projects

  

Art Is Therapy

  

Zoom Meeting

Discussion: Art is Therapy

Discussion: Group Project Update

Discussion: Update on Individual Projects

 

6

Informational Interviewing

  

How To Get Big On Social Media As A Designer

The 5 Keys to Building a Social Media Strategy for Your Personal Brand

How to Use Social Media in Your Career

  

Zoom Meeting

Discussion: Building Your Social Media Presence

Discussion: How to sign up to join LinkedIn

Discussion: Ideas for Informational Interviews

Discussion: Sign Up Your Behance Account

 

7

Creating Your Behance Portfolio

Creating Your Resume

  

How To Create The Best Portfolio On Behance (2023) Tutorial for Beginners

Behance Help Center

Helpful info about Behance file sizes and more

6 Steps to Creating A Knockout Behance Portfolio

Graphic Design Resume Examples and Tips

8 Resume Writing Tips for 2022

Key Elements of a Resume

  

Zoom Meeting

Discussion: Creating Your Resume
Discussion: Informational Interview Plan Progress

 

8

Self Promotion

  

7 Best Self Promotional Ideas For Graphic Designers

Self Promotional Work on Behance

Self Promotional Work on Dribble

Self Promotional Video

Notable Creatives 2

  

Zoom Meeting

Discussion: Notable Creatives 2

Discussion: Self Promotion Materials Ideas

 

9

Reflect and Work

  

What Networking Has Done for Me

  

Zoom Meeting

Discussion:What Networking Has Done for Me

 

10

Portfolio Project Work Week

    

Zoom Meeting

Portfolio Project Reviews

 

11

Creating A Designer’s/Artists’ Statement

  

Creating a Designers’/Artists’ Statement

  

Zoom Meeting

Assignment:Creating A Designer’s/Artists’ Statement

 

12

New Portfolio Projects

  

Ethics in Art and Design

  

Zoom Meeting
Discussion: Ethics in Art and Design

Assignment: Post New Project Work

 

13

Group Project Presentation

    

Zoom Meeting

Assignment: Group Project Work

Discussion: Group Project Presentation Feedback

 

14

Practice & Feedback of Final Presentation

    

Zoom Meeting

All work for Final Presentation Due:

  • Website
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Resume
  • Self-Promotional Pieces
  • Designers’/Artists’ Statement

Discussion: Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

Assignment: Informational Interview Final Dafts

 

15

Final Presentation

    

Zoom Meeting

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Participation Expectations

-This course has three main components. Creating new work, participating in critical discussions on artistic practice and theory, and honing professional writing skills as it relates to professional practices.

-Students are required to generate original work, fitting with their professional aspirations (Visual Arts, Graphic Design or Multimedia Communications) which will be critiqued; some assignments will be structured others will be open for the student to create work of their choosing.

-All students are responsible for checking and interacting with the Canvas site and activities on a regular basis.

-All students are expected to review materials in Canvas prior to the week's meeting, and be prepared for discussion and to ask questions during the zoom session.

-All students should have some capability to document their artistic work and load images digitally to the Canvas site, and eventually to the student’s individual website.

-It is a requirement of this course, to not only check the Canvas site on a regular basis, but also to check their CCV webmail account.

-This course is intended to hone design and media skills developed from prior coursework, to develop personal style. Students are expected to apply knowledge and skills acquired from previous course work to complete creative projects.

-This course has a synchronous component which means that students are required to meet for on a specific date and time using Zoom, a video conferencing service. Students are expected to attend the Zoom session, turn on video and participate verbally in class discussions or onoccasionthrough the chat feature.



Missing & Late Work Policy

Work must be completed in a timely fashion, and submitted in Canvas no later than the due date posted, please pay close attention to deadlines posted in Canvas. Late work will only be accepted by prior permission of the instructor. Creative assignments that were submitted on time and critiqued, may be reworked for a better grade. Any intent to rework an assignment must be approved by the instructor.


Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.