PORTFOLIO - Six

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 - Review Process

MAKE NOTES

for your reference following each session on the alphabetical sheets you prepared - who you saw, their comments on the work and/or on specific images, printing, presentation, general advice and other remarks you will want to review. Carry your binder with you at all times for this purpose, and add to it comments about Reviewers and their upcoming projects as you learn these things from other photographers during the event.   Another idea is to make yourself a list of reminders or “prompts” to print below the Reviewer Bios – reminder notes TO YOURSELF to ask for their business cards, ask if they’d like to be added to your mailing list and what format they would prefer materials to arrive in (CD/Website, print, slides?).  

 

Don’t assume that a reviewer would like to keep more than a simple business or promotional card. At the end of your session, ask if they would like to retain additional materials for their future reference and if so, indicate whether you can provide these on site, or offer the courtesy to ship things to their office following the event (at your expense). Ask too if they would like to be kept informed of your work as it evolves, and if so, in what format – print, CD-Rom, notices of additions to your website, etc. Be sure to ask Reviewers for their business card if you intend to add them to your mailing list. Keep your business and/or promotional cards handy and give them out. Ask for cards from other professionals at the event to add to (or begin) your promotional mailing list. Ask for cards from fellow photographers, too, and keep in touch with your community. Be courteous to fellow photographers by respecting the 20-minute time slot and pack up your materials before the next person’s session with your Reviewer is set to begin.

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.

Section 6: War On Terror

It was with disbelief and shock that people around the world saw footage of the terrorist attacks in the US on on September 11, 2001 when the planes-turned-missiles slammed into the World Trade Center towers and damaged the Pentagon.

This ultimately resulted in the US declaring and waging a war on terror. Osama Bin Laden was eventually tracked down and killed some 10 years later. But the way the war on terror has been conducted has led to many voicing concerns about the impact on civil liberties, the cost of the additional security focused changes, the implications of the invasions and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more.

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 6: Magazine Layout

Client / Client contact information:
Science textbook

Project:
Illustration of a realistic animal, insect or fish - this not a cartoon, this illustration is designed to be a specific
replication of the animal for a scientific textbook.

Background / Overview:
Pick an animal that you fell you will be able to produce in a realistic style

What is the objective, the purpose of the Illustration?
Animals needs to be exact so when referred to in the textbook someone out in the field could identify it,  if there are any specific markings they need to be in the drawing.

Target Market?
Medical Field

Additional info & insights:
Look at the detail in the drawings included and try to match the style

Production Information and Job Specs:
11” x 17” vertical or horizontal depending on the subject.

Illustration:

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

Section 6: Watercolor Animal Illustration

Client / Client contact information:
Science textbook

Project:
Illustration of a realistic animal, insect or fish - this not a cartoon, this illustration is designed to be a specific
replication of the animal for a scientific textbook.

Background / Overview:
Pick an animal that you fell you will be able to produce in a realistic style

What is the objective, the purpose of the Illustration?
Animals needs to be exact so when referred to in the textbook someone out in the field could identify it,  if there are any specific markings they need to be in the drawing.

Target Market?
Medical Field

Additional info & insights:
Look at the detail in the drawings included and try to match the style

Production Information and Job Specs:
11” x 17” vertical or horizontal depending on the subject.

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.
Section Six: 2 Main Character Designs and One Landscape
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.

Whatever game you decide to design there will need to be at least a few characters. It is your game design so what will they look like. Are the human like or are they cartoons. In the end, you will use these character design to build your live action play example screenshots and for the packaging design. So you may want to pose them in some kind of action concept.

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

Costume design is the envisioning of clothing and the overall appearance of a character or performer. Costume may refer to the style of dress particular to a nation, a class, or a period. In many cases, it may contribute to the fullness of the artistic, visual world which is unique to a particular theatrical or cinematic production. The most basic designs are produced to denote status, provide protection or modesty, or provide visual interest to a character. Costumes may be for a theatercinema, or musical performance but may not be limited to such. Costume design should not be confused with costume coordination which merely involves altering existing clothing, although both create stage clothes.

Section 2: Costume Design
PORTFOLIO REVIEW RUBRIC

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.
 

CONTACT US:

Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor

sbross@cmths.org

610-277-2301x332

Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

www.cmths.org

610-277-2301

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