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Professional Practice

ARTDES 391 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 100
Instructor(s): TBD
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p
Modality: Virtual


Fall 2021

In Fall 2021, this course will be taught online and will empha­size product/​industrial design as well as UI/UX design. It will be taught by Pro­fes­sor Bruce Tharp. This course is designed as a series of prac­ti­cal engage­ments and lively con­ver­sa­tions with recent alums and art & design pro­fes­sion­als. Stu­dents will pin­point rel­e­vant cre­ative career oppor­tu­ni­ties and develop the skills and mate­ri­als to pur­sue those oppor­tu­ni­ties. Depend­ing on their inter­ests, stu­dents will research intern­ships, employ­ment, free­lance and entre­pre­neur­ial ven­tures, exhi­bi­tions, per­for­mances and cre­ative res­i­den­cies. We’ll work col­lab­o­ra­tively on essen­tial con­fi­dence build­ing tools includ­ing devel­op­ing pro­fes­sional net­works and cre­ative com­mu­nity, hon­ing port­fo­lios, resumes and cor­re­spon­dence, craft­ing well con­sid­ered web pres­ences, and sharp­en­ing inter­view and pre­sen­ta­tion skills. We’ll also cover basics related to free­lanc­ing and finan­cial lit­er­acy. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the fall term of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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