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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. 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: This course is typically offered in the fall term of every academic year, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.