Apr 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

ART 215 Visual Art Portfolio

Lecture: 0 Lab: 6 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers the organization of a comprehensive body of work designed to showcase the visual artist’s competencies in selected media and is intended for college transfer or professional advancement. Emphasis includes preparation for gallery exhibition, creation of a digital portfolio, and development of materials associated with best practices for showcasing artistic works, skills, and experience. Upon completion, students should be able to display a professional arrangement of work designed for entry into an advanced visual arts program, application for employment, or presentation to juried gallery exhibitions.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Pre-requisite(s): 9 credits from Studio ART courses with a grade of “C” or better in the studio elective courses (ART 121 ART 122 , ART 131 , ART 132 , ART 231 , ART 240 , ART 241 , ART 264 , ART 265 , ART 281 ART 282 , ART 283  or ART 284  )
Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate effective interview techniques.
  2. Utilize photographic technology for the documentation of original artwork.
  3. Identify the basic components of a professional portfolio and how they function together.
  4. Create a portfolio of a comprehensive body of work in digital format for professional activities.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to critically discuss artwork using appropriate art and design terminology.
  6. Prepare artwork for exhibition based on the standards of professional practice.
  7. Identify short-term and long-term professional goals.