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 - After The Event


Following up with your new contacts is essential if you want to maximize your potential for tangible returns from this experience. You will initiate relationships – now cultivate them. Write each Reviewer and thank them for their insights towards your work, advice, and their time.   Send follow-up packets within a few weeks to those who requested additional materials at your expense (never send C.O.D. unless specifically told to do so). If a Reviewer encouraged you to provide more material for their files, such as an artists' resume an overview of a current or past project, an exhibition proposal, photocopies/laser prints of images, sets of slides, CD-Rom or other such promotional materials. 


I hope that this advice will be helpful to you, and that your career will benefit from your efforts before, during and after attending the portfolio review event. 

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.


Using the character designs from section 2, place your characters in a game play situation. You need to design all the effects that might be seen when you are playing the game. Are there power up symbols, maps, other views, etc. All of these details should be part of the screenshot. These examples would show the gaming companies what the idea of the game is and what it will look like when it is being played.

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.

Spice Branding

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Client / Client contact information:
Grandma’s Secrets

Grandma’s Secrete Branding Campaign

Background / Overview:
Grandma’s Spices are looking for a branding identity style that will show off the packaging design for three of their product lines. Product packaging supplied

What is the objective?
Client is looking for logo and design ideas

What do we want to say?
The home cooking secrets of your beloved grandma’s

Target Market?
30 to 60-year-old females

Additional info & insights:
Types of spices in the line of Grandma’s Secrete
Cooking Spices    
Garlic & Onion Pepper & Pepper Blends
Ethnic Creations    
Grill Creations    
Salad Toppings
Famous Sauce    
Baking Spices, Extracts
& Food Colors    Dry Seasoning & Marinades

Production Information and Job Specs:
Products provided


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

Section 7: Political Illustration

Client / Client contact information:
Time Magazine

Illustration to go along with a Client / Client contact information:
Rolling Stone Magazine

Illustration that goes along with the idea of closing the art and music programs in the school that is powered by the government

Background / Overview:
There is little question that 21st century Americans are focused on the education of their children. Everyone argues the need for educational improvement. Policy makers continue the search for the magic formula to fix public education fast—new tests,  different accountability options, incentives for teachers, or new curricular programs for children. But so far, there is little to suggest that these commonly used policy levers are working well. Furthermore, there is continuing and heightened concern for the well-being and educational attainment of children who have been historically poor performers in schools. These lower performing students often come from backgrounds where there may be neither discretionary time nor available expertise to assist them in meeting new, challenging educational goals. Researchers studying our changing society point out that across income levels, more and more adults in families are holding full-time jobs, and not surprisingly, supervision of children’s out-of-school time has become less and less afamily matter. Television and computer games occupy growing proportions of students’ daily discretionary activities, cutting into, as might be expected, their time for and interest in homework and recreational reading. How does art and music fit into all of this?

What is the objective, the purpose of the Illustration?
The illustration needs to get the point across that this issues is becoming a serious problem in the united states.

Target Market?
25 to 40 years old males and females

Production Information and Job Specs:
The Illustration should be done in full color and take up the entire space of the left-hand side of a page spread 8.5” x 11” vertical ad.


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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.

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The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says that everyone in the United States has the right to practice his or her own religion, or no religion at all. 

Our country's founders -- who were of different religious backgrounds themselves -- knew the best way to protect religious liberty was to keep the government out of religion. So they created the First Amendment -- to guarantee the separation of church and state. This fundamental freedom is a major reason why the U.S. has managed to avoid a lot of the religious conflicts that have torn so many other nations apart. 

Section 7: Religious Freedom
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.

Section Seven: 2 Live Action View Points
Fashion Design:
Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.