Student Goals:

Students will prepare their Artist portfolio for evaluation


Student Objectives:

By June, the Visual Communications students, along with lectures, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able to develop a portfolio of their work that demonstrates their ability and for entrance into their secondary education choice upon completion of the program.


Program Of Study Requirements:

903 - Inventory personal career interests & goals.

904 - Research employment opportunities.

905 - Explore postsecondary institutions & opportunities.

909 - Complete a job or college application.

914 - Research current industry practices.

PORTFOLIO - Personal Bbranding


your presentation - keep it short and simple! Be mindful of the 20-minute limit with your Reviewer(s); you will want to save time within those 20 minutes to receive feedback from them.   DO plan on speaking on your work, leave time for dialogue with the Reviewer(s), too.



Go to the event host’s website one last time and cut/paste your own copy of all the reviewer’s bios and keep it at your fingertips, to refresh your memory as needed on Reviewers you will present work to, or meet socially during the weekend. In addition to making notes directly on these individual pages, consider bringing a tape deck to record your session with Reviewers (always wise to ask their permission before hitting “record” button).



WHEN ATTENDING THE PORTFOLIO REVIEW EVENT: BE ON TIME! If late for your scheduled review appointment, the time will not be made up.



Be up front about your wishes – is this a “work in progress” in which case you are seeking feedback? Are you seeking advice regarding technique? Editing? Presentation? Or, Are you asking for advice? Let the Reviewer know at the outset what you hope to gain from this experience.



Make sure that your presentation takes LESS than the 20-minute appointment so that you have time to gain feedback/advice from the reviewer.

Must-Have Pieces In Your portfolio:

The quality of your art portfolio has the single biggest impact on your application to art school. It's critical that your portfolio shows off work that best represents your technical skills and perspective.

Foundation Year (First-Year Students):

The Foundation year is intensive, exciting, and challenging, and through it each student begins to find and define a distinctive visual voice. At the end of the year, students are well prepared to enter the all-elective sophomore year.

Digital & Graphic Design:

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

Section 5: Sandals Resort

Client / Client contact information:
Sandals Resorts

One Minute Radio Spot for “Sandals Resort”

Background / Overview:
Each and every Sandals Resort has been designed to fulfill and exceed every need and wish that a couple could ever possibly have. At Sandals some of the most gorgeous and exotic islands in the world will cradle you in their languid embrace, providing the ultimate setting for love.

What is the objective, the purpose of the ad?
To get people to go to Sandals resorts

What do we want to say?
Take some time away for yourselves and a loved one

Target Market?
25 to 45 Couples

Additional info & insights:
Couples Only All-Inclusive Resorts
Sandals is a collection of 12 of the most romantic resorts on the Caribbean's best beaches, created exclusively for couples in love, in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua and The Bahamas. Enjoy an astounding array of land and watersports, including unlimited golf and scuba diving.

Production Information and Job Specs:
1 minute Radio Spot - Produce in Garage Band


Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

Photography & Video:

Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. May use lighting equipment to enhance a subject's appearance. May use editing software to produce finished images and prints. Includes commercial and industrial photographers, scientific photographers, and photojournalists.

Web-Design & App Development:

Design digital user interfaces or websites. Develop and test layouts, interfaces, functionality, and navigation menus to ensure compatibility and usability across browsers or devices. 

Fine Arts:
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Animation & Game Design:

Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

Fashion Design:
Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.


Classroom Zoom Hours - 1PM to 1:30 PM - Monday - Thursday


Meeting ID: 966 9441 5843 - Passcode: Viscom


Office Zoom Hours - 2PM to 2:30 PM - Monday - Thursday


Meeting ID: 977 4308 8893 - Passcode: Viscom


Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.


Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor



Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462



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