Art Graphic Design 489

ARTG 489
Program Exit Review

1. Catalog Entry

ARTG 489
Program Exit Review

Credit hours (0), a non-credit review
Prerequisites: “C” or better in all 300 & 400 level Graphic Design (ARTG) classes; restricted to graduating seniors, BFA in Graphic Design majors

This required portfolio review is a presentation of graphic design and related works completed in the junior and senior levels of the BFA in Graphic Design program.  In addition it includes a senior exit exhibit, a public showcase of the student’s best work.  It is a pass/fail course and may be repeated.

2. Detailed Description of Course

Before graduation, the student will be required to present graphic design and studio work completed during their junior and senior year in a formal and professional manner.  A jury of faculty and/or outside graphic design experts will critique and grade the student’s level of expertise and progress. The senior exit exhibit showcases the student’s best work.

3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The Program Exit Review consists of student presentation of works of graphic design completed since the Program Entry Review.  These works are expected to be presented in a professional manner; printed, mounted, or projected.  An oral explanation of design approaches and techniques utilized will also be required.  A critique of the work by a panel of faculty and/or graphic design experts will assess the work and give the student important feedback on their progress and outlook. A public senior exit exhibit will accompany the Review.

4. Goals and Objectives of the Course

Having successfully completed the Review, the student will have presented to themselves and the faculty that they have the knowledge, skills, motivation and portfolio necessary to graduate and continue into careers in their chosen field of Graphic Design.

5. Assessment Measures

Work will be assessed by the level of design competence, technical expertise, and overall ability shown in the work using standard graphic design and artistic criteria.  It will be a pass/fail grade.

6. Other Course Information

None.

Review and Approval

September 2, 2014