following guidelines cover expectations for student Portfolio creation
and maintenance. It is hoped that initiative and creativity are evident
in the building of the Portfolio. Organization, neatness, and functionality
are important aspects of the Portfolio, as it can be a tool useful in
demonstrating the abilities learned during the course of study. Occasional
and unannounced checks of the Porfolio will be conducted, and students
are expected to maintain the Portfolio as an ongoing project. If an
opportunity arises for a student to work on a new client project, or
interview for a position as an intern, their Portfolio must first meet
expectations before the student will be allowed the privilege of applying.
Constant maintenance is essential to success. If a student is unable
to acquire a binder, please contact the instructor for further assistance.
Creating a Portfolio/ Binder
Acquire a 3-Ring Binder with a clear sleeve on the cover. Create a
cover page to slip inside the sleeve with your name, block, and any
(appropriate) image you desire. Remember that this Porfolio will accompany
you on interviews for jobs, to meetings with clients, and any special
events held by the class during the school year.
Organize Dividers for Self Reflection / Review. The number of dividers
is your personal choice. One section must contain copies of work assigned
by the instructor. You may want to create a section to hold copies
of reference materials. Another section may be for notes taken during
class, lessons on PhotoShop or other software, or resource materials
such as web sites or articles cut from magazines or newspapers. The
number and selection of sections is up to each individual. The assessment
will be made based on the functionality and thought expressed by the
order and organization. Whatever sections appear in the Portfolio,
they must have an organization and sequence that can be explained
and justified by the individual. The Porfolio must be constantly maintained,
and ready for inspection at any time.
more than one binder is necessary, coherency must be maintained. Binders
must be labeled and a table of contents must be present in each binder.
on CD should be organized in a similar fashion, and may be submitted
for credit at any time.
/ Portfolios may be left in the classroom at student's discretion.