Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CA 155 - Portfolio Presentation And Review (4)

  • Prerequisite: CA 145

CA majors only. Preparation, presentation, and review of a professional visual portfolio as required for employment in Communications Art and related fields. Emphasis on developing a cohesive presentation format of projects reflecting various skills.

4 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CA 155, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the process and skills needed to prepare a Communication Arts portfolio.
  • Communicate personal abilities and skills in interviews and resumes.
  • Define realistic personal employment goals.
  • Prepare professional artwork that demonstrates the following types of skills:
    • aesthetic
    • artistic
    • mechanical
    • technical
  • Apply objective analytical skills in selecting the best art samples for inclusion in the portfolio.
  • Prepare Communication Arts samples in a professional presentation format appropriate for an entry-level applicant.
  • Display the following skills necessary to apply for a Communications Arts position:
    • portfolio
    • interview
    • resume
  • Present Communication Arts samples in an exhibition on campus.
  • Present a high quality final portfolio in a formal presentation to the course instructor, members of the Communications Arts Advisory Board, and other professionals in the community.

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