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MSC 205 Portfolio Preparation
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2014
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U

Description: Use digital photography and graphic design to prepare a professional portfolio of original artwork for use in job interviews and applications to upper division university coursework. Topics include using professional tools and techniques to develop an artistic theme, incorporating the rules of design and composition, developing and implementing selection criteria, identifying and implementing refinements to selected digital images, original artwork and design work.

Prerequisites: ART101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Use professional tools and techniques to create a high quality portfolio, including photography, original artwork and/or designs. The portfolio incorporates the rules of design and composition and represents the student's best work.
2. (Analysis Level) Create, analyze and perfect digital images taken in various lighting conditions and control resolution of images for various publication mediums.
3. (Evaluation Level) Identify, analyze and critique the principles of design implemented and provide improvement suggestions to peers.
4. (Analysis Level) Demonstrate and critique the appropriate use of text and typefaces in conjunction with images to enhance a message or piece of art.
5. (Application Level) Successfully use professional standard software to adjust images to create the most advantageous shots.
6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and select the most successful photographs of original artwork using established criteria during an oral or written critique.
7. (Evaluation Level) Design an original, professional portfolio which may be presented using the latest technology, such as a website, e-Portfolio, a reproducible CD, jumpdrive or other technologies.
8. (Evaluation Level) Compose a coherent, meaningful, original written artistic statement representative of one's personal style.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation