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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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VCT 2066 - Portfolio Development-Graphic Design

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: Preparing a professional graphic design portfolio is an important step in landing that first job. In this class, students can learn important skills in presentation, editing, rsum writing, and developing their personal brand. Creating and presenting an actual portfolio is the goal of this course.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): VCT 2062  or concurrent enrollment.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Create a presentation highlighting certain pieces for their design and technical quality
  2. Create a professional resume and cover letter
  3. Decide how to group the individual projects in the portfolio
  4. Decide how to sequence the groups
  5. Research and evaluate past projects and decide which need to be reworked and re-printed.
  6. Research and evaluate professional portfolios.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a portfolio in the job market.
  2. explain the process of editing work and deciding on portfolio quality pieces.
  3. present the portfolio to students, instructors, and outside members of industry.
  4. develop a professional quality résumé and cover letter.
  5. rework update and reprint projects to achieve portfolio quality.

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