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.

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 10: Event Design For Dickies Casual Wear

Client / Client contact information:
Dickies - Casual Line

After all of the years on the market for workwear now they are looking into push the casual market and street wear.

Background / Overview:
There is an event/trade show and we need to come up with a look for the trade show - budget is unlimited - need to promote casualwear.

What is the objective?
Promote  the casual line in a retail marketplace

What do we want to say?
Work or Play... Dickies

Target Market?
16 to 35 Males/Females

Additional info & insights:
Through its dedication to innovation and continual customer contact, Williamson-Dickie has transformed itself from a small bib overall company to the largest workwear
manufacturer in the world . . . and now casualwear.

Production Information and Job Specs:
3 panels and setup

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

Section 10: Person In History

Client / Client contact information:
People Magazine

Create an illustration of a famous person of your choice.

Background / Overview:
This illustration can be done however you choose to do the artwork, but remember that you need to pick someone that everyone can recognize, pick an easily identifiable character.

What is the objective, the purpose of the Illustration?
Design the cover art for people magazine

Target Market?
18 to 45 years of age.

Additional info & insights:
Make sure that your subject matter is appropriate for a school portfolio.

Production Information and Job Specs:
The Magazine size is 8.5” x 14” vertical layout

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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.

A gang is a group of good friends or family with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or collectively in illegal or violent behavior. Some criminal gang members "jumped in" (by going through the process of initiation) or have to prove their loyalty and right to belong to a group by committing certain acts, usually a theft or violence act. A member of a gang may be called a gangster or a thug.

Gang violence refers mostly to the illegal and non-political acts of violence perpetrated by gangs against civilians, other gangs, law enforcement officers, firefighters, or military personnel. Throughout history, such acts have been committed by gangs at all levels of organization. Modern gangs introduced new acts of violence, which may also function as a rite of passage for new gang members.

In 2006, 58 percent of L.A.'s murders were gang-related.[56] Reports of gang-related homicides are concentrated mostly in the largest cities in the United States, where there are long-standing and persistent gang problems and a greater number of documented gang members—most of whom are identified by law enforcement.

There have been reports of racially motivated attacks against African Americans.Members of the Azusa 13 gang, associated with the Mexican Mafia, were indicted in 2011 for harassing and intimidating black people in Southern California.

Gang-related activity and violence has increased along the U.S. Southwest border region, as US-based gangs act as enforcers for Mexican drug cartels.

A gang war is a type of small war that occurs when two gangs end up in a feud over territory.

Section 10: Race Crimes
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.