Course Descriptions



Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Development

Credit(s): 2

This course is designed to instruct students in methods utilized to summarize and document prior learning experiences. Students will describe skills, competencies and areas of knowledge that may have been attained outside of a traditional classroom environment. Students will write, edit and build a portfolio.
Prerequisites: Complete CPL-121 with a minimum grade of C-.


Portfolio Development

Credit(s): 3

GDES 283 will provide an overview of the graphic design profession, provide techniques to engage students in the first assembly of their graphic design professional resume and portfolio and acquire essential job interview skills. The result of combining a first portfolio, while acquiring practical and relevant information about the industry, prepares students for internship opportunities. The class is designed to further prepare students toward clients' expectations, to stress deadlines and to reinforce necessary technical learning. Assigned projects mirror real life assignments, including professional ethics, communication, and production costs. Lecture: 3 hours per week Lab: 1.5 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete GDES-101, GDES-120, GDES-130, GDES 131, GDES 132, GDES-133, GDES-140, GDES 221, GDES-222 with a minimum grade of C- or instructor permission.