GID 61: PORTFOLIO
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in GRDS 77.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A successful student will produce a working plan for a portable showcase of artwork.
- A successful student will write a resume and appropriate letters.
- A successful student will select an appropriate portfolio for one's own work.
- A successful student will select candidate pieces for the portfolio that reflect a culturally-diverse marketplace.
The student will be able to:
A. produce a showcase of artwork known to employers, artists, and graphic designers as a portfolio.
B. organize examples of art, design, illustration, and photography.
C. select an appropriate portfolio delivery platform to display examples of work.
D. write a resume or artist's statement.
E. select appropriate pieces for the portfolio that reflect the student's best work for display in a culturally-diverse marketplace.
A. Creating a portfolio based on personal style and creative philosophy
B. Explore multiple portfolio digital portfolio platforms
C. Using social media to advertise and market portfolios
D. Writing a resume or artist's statement
E. Organizing portfolio selections appropriately
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Student resume or artist's statement
B. Student-teacher conferences
C. Participation in class
D. Presentation portfolio
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentations and classroom discussions about portfolios
B. In-class presentations of professional portfolios
C. Demonstrations of portfolio construction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Meyers, Debbie Rose. The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design. 3rd ed. Wiley, 2013. (Although this text is older than five years, it is the newest available text.)
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Read chapters from the textbook; for example:
1. The Portfolio Process
2. Planning Your Portfolio
3. Designer Checklists