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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
The Portfolio
Course: ART255AB

First Term: 2016 Summer
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Choosing the right pieces to include, presenting art work, developing the portfolio.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Create a portfolio consisting of examples of artwork, resume and artist statement for professional advancement in the arts.(I, II, IV)
2. Demonstrate the ability to present oneself to and communicate with art professionals, academics, employers, art dealers and clients.(III, IV)
3. Utilize current technology to optimally present artwork, resume, artist statement and/or project proposals to interested parties. (II, IV, V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Selection of sample work for inclusion
   A. Consideration of client and their interests
   B. Number of pieces - quality vs. quantity
   C. Appearance
       1. Professionalism
       2. Simplicity
       3. User friendly
   D. Multiple portfolios to demonstrate different emphases
       1. Consistency
       2. Variety
   E. Periodic updates to include recent work
II. Presentation options
   A. Traditional
       1. Photographing two-dimensional (2-D)/three-dimensional (3-D) work
       2. Documenting digital art and four-dimensional (4-D) work in time-based medium
   B. Creative
       1. Personal website
       2. Small compact presentations
       3. Social media, blogging, uploading to hosting platform and other internet options
III. Oral presentation of compiled work
   A. Consideration of audience and their objectives
   B. Presentation of concepts and ideas
   C. Responding dynamically to viewer`s feedback
   D. Using criticism to improve portfolio
IV. Self-representation in written format
   A. Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
       1. Formatting - traditional vs. artistic
       2. Organization
       3. Customizing for intended audience
   B. Artist statement
       1. Expression of own perspective on artwork
       2. Describing inspirations as insight into one`s work
       3. Consideration of reader
V. Project statement proposal
   A. Objectives
   B. Timeline
   C. Process
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 26, 2016

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