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Goal & Purpose of the Review

The goal of the 9 Hour Portfolio Review is to evaluate the student’s progress. It will further serve to reinforce the mission of the Visual Arts department and Graphic Design program in preparing qualified students for successful and productive professional lives and careers within a global design community. In support of this goal, all students within the graphic design program, and those pursuing a minor in graphic design, will be required to complete this review before continuing on to upper level courses. This process is similar to auditions within the departments of Music, Dance and Drama.

Prerequisites

Art 2223 Intro to Computer Based Art (Must take the Graphic Design Section)
Art 2653 Black & White Photography
Art 3243 Fundamentals of Type & Image
Art 3293 Design I: Identity & Symbols

Elements of the Portfolio

1. Cover letter describing the student’s ideas about expectations and goals toward a career in graphic design
2. Resume
3. Online portfolio* that contains the following items:
         a. Each major project from Computer Based Art (3)
         b. One example of thumbnails for one project
         c. All exercises and projects from Art 3243 Fundamentals of Type & Image
         d. Final logos and projects from Art 3293 Design I Identity & Symbol

*Online Portfolio may use: Behance, Tumblr, Coroflot, Wordpress or Deviant Art/ DaPortfolio)

Structure of the Resume

The resume should reflect typographic knowledge gained through coursework in typography class and should be structured chronologically. Below are some sites to assist in resume preparation.

How Design

How Design Do’s & Don’ts for Graphic Design Resumes

Submission

An email containing the portfolio web address, attached resume and cover letter must be emailed to the Graphic Design Graduate Assistant (and therefore ‘live’) by 5:00 pm on Friday of Week 3 of the semester following completion of the required courses. The student’s name and ID# should appear in the subject line.

Deadlines

Fall 2012, Friday February 1st, 2013
Spring 2013, Friday September 13th, 2013

Evaluation Criteria

 The goal of the 9 Hour Portfolio Review is to evaluate the student’s progress. It will further serve to reinforce the mission of the Visual Arts department and Graphic Design program in preparing qualified students for successful and productive professional lives and careers within a global design community. In support of this goal, all students within the graphic design program, and those pursuing a minor in graphic design, will be required to complete this review before continuing on to upper level courses. This process is similar to auditions within the departments of Music, Dance and Drama.

Evaluation Results

The program’s major professor, one additional instructor, and the Visual Arts Chair will evaluate each student’s materials. A completed Rubric, comments and recommendations will be returned with portfolios when reviews are complete. Students receiving a failing score on the review will be counseled individually by appointment about options for successful continuation of the program.  

 

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