Portfolio class specific to artists in the commercial art field.

COURSE COMPETENCIES

 

Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to:

Develop professional awareness through research and networking.

  • Research and describe the corporate cultures and values of various companies within the commercial art industry.
  • Conduct activities with pertinent industry groups and / or associations
  • Identify various career paths in the commercial art industry.
  • Research entry level positions within the industry as well as submission requirements of particular companies.

Articulate career goals.

  • Collect and assimilate information regarding possible career opportunities.
  • Explore opportunities in various geographical regions.
  • Associate specifics of possible career opportunities with intended personal goals and interests.
  • Generate targeted resumes and cover letters for effective job search.
  • Identify and research potential employers and their submission requirements.
  • Develop professional awareness for researching and networking.

 

Research career paths

  • Evaluate personal and professional skills and interests relative to application in possible career path.
  • Name possible job titles and career paths in the profession.
  • Anticipate future development in career opportunities in the field.

Evaluate personal and professional skills and interests relative to application in possible career path

  • Evaluate and identify an area of specialization best suited to your strengths
  • Research professional and student work to determine direction of portfolio

Identify major sectors of the industry and career opportunities within them

  • Trace the human and organizational aspects of the industry over time
  • Identify and articulate industry eras and trends.