This third year of Graphic Design and Illustration serves students interested in further development of professional portfolios, in addition to further development of skills and technical knowledge in the digital arts and communications. Students will work as mentors to the year one and year two students. Practicum students will produce professional projects for local organizations and businesses, and they will participate in community service projects using their digital communication skills. This experience will further develop knowledge and awareness of the industry in graphic design and illustration. Students typically attend field trips to gain a better understanding of the industry. They also meet with admissions personnel from post-secondary institutions with opportunities for one-on-one feedback on portfolios. There is weekly study of college art and media programs, as well as various professional careers in advertising and media businesses. Practicum students will have internship opportunities, both on campus and off campus. Material costs for individual projects kept by the student may be charged. Material and supply fees may be required. This course will satisfy the Fine Art requirement.
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