Author Topic: What to expect in A440: Portfolio  (Read 2942 times)

Karen Chapman

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What to expect in A440: Portfolio
« on: March 14, 2013, 05:38:50 pm »
In A440 you will create your final portfolio and prepare to finish school and begin your career.  You will enter the class with a good idea of the direction you hope to take after graduation, as well as your three pieces and logo/letterhead from A340. 
You will revisit your pieces again, just to see if there are any more improvements that can be made, and then you will work to finalize the rest of your pieces. 

The main focus of A440 is to create the best portfolio for each student, and it can be an intense and emotional process.  The instructor in the course is not simply looking for "good" pieces, he or she is looking to help you create exceptional pieces.  Small details such as color, image placement, font choice, etc will be review and each piece will be gone over in detail.  The purpose of this is not to be overly critical, but to review the pieces you submit as a potential employer might.  You want your final portfolio to be as clean and professional as possible, so be prepared to spend time focusing on the details in this course. 

Just as in A340, the course will culminate in a presentation of your final portfolio, which will help you become more comfortable speaking about your work.