Digital Media Portfolio - 4 year
lndian River State College
Instructor: Walt Hines
Designing a Digital Portfolio, Cynthia L. Baron -
ISBN-10: 0321637518, ISBN-13: 978-0321637512
The primary goal of this course is to assist the student in preparation of
a portfolio of work representative of the curriculum in Digital Media at IRSC. The portfolio must consist of projects from coursework at the school, capstone & internship projects, as well as professional projects.
Each student will develop a portfolio of their best work based
on classwork including design solutions in formats that may include foundation studies, publications, logos, posters, typography, 3D digital design, illustrations, photography, diagrams, advertisements, displays, package designs, cover designs, page spreads, brochures, storyboards, television graphics, animations, videos, websites and capstone project. We will work together to compliment your overall skillset. The portfolios will reﬂect an appreciation of the design process in creating their ﬁnal projects. Design principles and creative expression are the primary factors in the development of a representative body of work in your career path. The formats of the work may be produced in Photoshop, Illustrator, lnDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut, Maya, Nuc, Quicktime movies, etc.
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. Design a resume including your professional skills, background, experience, education, coursework, accomplishments, honors, awards, interests, etc.
2. Develop 30 or more projects representative of the work completed at IRSC.
3. Evaluate all your projects, select the best examples and create the proper format for presentation of those projects.
4. Display a variety of skills in your portfolio - reﬂect knowledge of professionalism in design, design process, creativity, color and artistic sensitivity.
5. Create a ﬂat portfolio of work, which may include ads, publications, logos, collateral graphics, photography, typography, package design, information design graphics, storyboards.
6. Prepare a digital portfolio of work that may be presented online in a website, as a ﬂipbook or e-book, as a pdf, on a CD
or DVD and/or as a movie.
7. Display your skills and abilities in a variety of software.
8. Reﬂect a knowledge of typography in all projects.
9. Use creative skill with your visual vocabulary in the presentation of work.
10. Reﬂect good decision-making in the creating new projects that compliment a well-rounded skillset.
11. Respect our school, its tradition and the Digital Media Institute.
12. To communicate with clarity and precision.
13. 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 five classes you will receive a grade of “F” for the course. There is a standard attendance policy now for the Digital Media and Graphic Design Technology programs. Constant lateness and leaving class early without an excuse will drastically reduce your grade or result in failure for the 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! It is also your responsibility to keep up with assignments.
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.