ART 189: Art Portfolio and Resume Production

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2022
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 108
Lecture Hours : 36
Lab Hours: 72
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 72
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

An advanced course to prepare a portfolio that best represents the student's art/design work for the purpose of a job interview or advanced university placement. The final presentation will be based upon the students's studio discipline and may include traditional studio work, computer (CGI) art and graphic design. Additionally, the production of a professional appearing resume plus participation in mock interviews will be a part of the class. 36 lecture hours, 72 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • analytically review and examine their art based on content, creativity, presentation, craftsmanship, originality and achievement of goals
  • demonstrate the ability to creatively organize selected pieces into a cohesive body of work, culminating in a presentation quality portfolio
  • exhibit an understanding of design and layout as applied to portfolio presentation, defining possible problems and assessing appropriate solutions
  • compile and organize their background information, education, and experience into a creative, professional resume
  • conduct themselves in a professional manner in a mock interview situation, anticipating possible questions and formulating appropriate answers

Major Course Content

This is a studio course dealing with organization and presentation of traditional and/or CIG art and design projects created in a studio environment. Multimedia arenas to include print, Web, animation, video and audio, non inclusively. The final products are to be a portfolio of presentation quality and a professional resume. Student will also participate in mock interviews.

  1. What are the Components of an Effective Portfolio
  2. What Criteria and Evaluation Techniques to Use in Producing a Presentation Quality Portfolio
  3. Application of Design and Layout Principles When Selecting and Compiling a Portfolio
  4. Understanding and Analyzing the Various Multimedia Platforms and Determining Which are Appropriate for Inclusion in a Portfolio
  5. Comprehension and Application of Design Elements in the Creation of a Professional Presentation
  6. Appropriate Manner of Presentation in an Interview Situation
  7. Ability to Maintain Professional Demeanor in a Mock Interview Situation, Including Presentation of Resume and Portfolio

Lab Content

  1. Develop a resume.
  2. Develop an artist statement.
  3. Accumulate a cohesive body of work.
  4. Refine underdeveloped work to a level worthy of a portfolio.
  5. Practice mock interviews.
  6. Present portfolio to panel of professionals for critique.

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Artist biographies, periodicals, art reviews and artist statements.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Prepare a two page document that describes the main reason that you create art. Define your influences and how they affect your approach to and creation of art. Utilize the appropriate art-speak and vocabulary to demonstrate your understanding of the styles, techniques and processes you are explaining.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Gather at least twenty artworks that you have created within the previous two years and prepare to defend your intent, material use and processes utilized in the creation of those works.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Lab, Online Education Lecture, Online Education Lab