VCD 410 Portfolio & Professional Development

3 credits, Fall and Spring

Prepares students for entry into the Visual Communication Design profession or related field. Students study the professional standards and practices shared by all Visual Communication Design track areas and integrate best practices relevant to their selected track, motivated strengths, career interests, life values, and stated short- and long-term goals. Students create meaningful and engaging professional identity materials including appropriate portfolios of examples that represent their abilities and experience in multiple contexts and formats. A series of workshops are included to help students navigate the first 3-5 years of professional work life. Evaluation culminates with a review from a professional round table. Students will need to purchase supplies/materials for this course.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in VCD 308 and VCD 330