DGMA 4423 - Portfolio I, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ( CIAT 3403 with C or better or DGMA 3403 with C or better )

Level: Lower

This course will prepare students for the task of finding a career in the Digital Media and/or Animation fields. Instruction will be given to develop and design web portfolios, print portfolios, and demo reels that promote the individual's work. Web authoring software such as Dreamweaver and Flash will be used in the creation of individual websites. Non-linear video and sound editing software, such as Soundtrack Pro, SoundBooth, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere will be used to optimize video, sound, and animation work for the various forms of portfolios being created. Print portfolios are created using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign software packages. Additional topics to be covered include writing for job/grant opportunities: biographies, artist statements, resumes, cover letters, and grant writing. Students will also formally present their work to the academic community and prepare for interviews. Students must apply for at least one real world" opportunity during the course of the class."