Digital Media Internship
Indian River State College
Instructor: Walt Hines
This class offers practical experience in the application of graphic design knowledge acquired in the classroom. Students will work in a graphics related business or independently as
a consultant to an established business with varied graphics
needs. Students will be required to work a minimum of 120
to 150 unpaid hours, maintain information log sheets, secure samples of their work, satisfy two employer evaluations, and produce a resume and a portfolio. This course is designed to give trained students the opportunity to work in an area graphics-related business prior to graduation.
The internships offered for the fall of 2013 will be provided by the following businesses in the Treasure Coast area – St. Lucie County, the City of Fort Pierce, Southern Eagle Distributing,
the Orange Snowman, the Fort Pierce Police Department, the SBDC, the City of Port St. Lucie, the Solar & Energy Loan Fund, the Sunrise Theatre and other businesses as they request.
Program Learning Outcome
Demonstrate professional capabilities using technical, interpersonal, written communication and critical
Assessment of Program Learning Outcome
Assessment of a numerical grade (0-100) will be recorded
based on the final portfolio.
1. To create design solutions with visual continuity.
2. To follow procedures and instruction on a daily basis as required by the company.
3. To use the design process in the execution of projects.
4. To develop teamwork in executing assignments.
5. To use software as a vehicle of creative problem solving.
6. To develop a design vocabulary in explaining and defending visual solutions.
7. To develop a sense of management skills in overseeing a professional problem.
8. To make refinements when necessary in completing goals.
9. To develop the seeing, thinking, observing, executing skills in design solutions.
10. To communicate with clarity and precision.
11. To make use of technology to organize, acquire and convey information.
It is imperative that you attend every class session to be able to receive the most benefit for this course. An absence is excused if you provide evidence that you had to miss class for reasons beyond your control. If you miss more that three classes your grade will be drastically reduced or result in failure with a poor performance in class. It would be wise to inform me by e-mail about why you are missing - it’s your responsible to keep your instructor aware of any problems attending and why!
Grades will be determined by
• Execution of criteria within the specific project
• Creativity, composition, color and continuity
• Design process and execution
• Working attitude
• Completed professional projects
Failure to complete the projects will result in a incomplete or failing grade at the end of the term.
Office hours are arranged by appointment in V428,
Kight Center. The instructor can be reached by telephone at 772 462-7918 or by email: email@example.com
A wide variety of instructional methods are used to provide students with meaningful learning experiences. These include:
• Classroom lectures & discussions
• Projects & assignments
• Design projects with professional clients
• PowerPoint presentations
• Software and equipment demonstrations
• Individual instruction
Online at walthinesdesign.com and Blackboard
Indian River State College is not responsible for your data storage – you are responsible for all of your projects, files and images, typefaces and class material.
Student Standards of Conduct
Indian River State College is dedicated to the advancement
of knowledge and learning, and to the development of responsible personal and social conduct. By enrolling at IRSC, a student assumes
the responsibility for knowing and abiding by the rules of appropriate behavior as articulated in the Student Standards of Conduct. The primary responsibility for managing the classroom environment rests with
Faculty may direct students who engage in inappropriate behavior that results in disruption of a class to leave the class. Such students may be subject to other disciplinary action, which may include a warning, withdrawal from class, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the college. Please read the Student Standards of Conduct in the current IRSC Student Handbook.