Portfolio Development

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Portfolio Development

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Fashion, Studio Art, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Open to Visual, Fine Arts, and Fashion Majors of Junior or Senior standing.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The focus of this course is to develop the skills for creating an individual portfolio that summarizes a coherent, articulate, and visually comprehensive body of work. Students will utilize digital media approaches to fully showcase areas of specialization as represented by the project(s) to be featured in the portfolio. A rigorous level of professional design criticism will be applied to portfolio content development, organization, assembly, and presentation across varied media channels. Advanced forms of rendering and thematic exploration will be covered, as well strategies for integrating conceptual and experimental approaches and relevant historic and contemporary influences inherent to the featured work. Coursework will require the analysis and maturation of both personal identity and an in-depth understanding of the related fields and industry contexts associated with the portfolio content including market demands, professional expectations, standards of quality and competency, and overall creativity.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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