Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ART 232 - Portfolio Development

Description: Develop traditional and electronic graphic design and fine arts portfolios. Create resume and other career search materials. Develop advanced design and technical skills. Exhibition skills. Apply design principles. Completed body of art work needed for class.

Prerequisites: ART 112  and ART 137  or Instructor Permission.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Self promotion
  2. Business skills
  3. Portfolio design skills
  4. Formal elements and principles of design
  5. Historical or contemporary art examples
  6. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Maintain a traditional and/or electronic professional design or fine art portfolio. (1-5) 
  2. Write comprehensive resumes, cover letters, and artist statements. (1-3) 
  3. Research local and regional job, exhibition, and/or grant opportunities. (1,2) 
  4. Exhibit art work. (1,2) 
  5. Identify basic copyright laws as they apply to the designer or artist. (1,2) 
  6. Document art work using applicable media. (1,3-5)
  7. Identify the formal elements and principles of design. (4)
  8. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design. (4)
  9. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design. (4)
  10. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (5) 
  11. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (6)

Required Assessment:
  1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.