Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Senior Project: Industry Mentoring and Portfolio
This course prepares for Senior Project: Seminar OR Senior Project: Internship and begins the student's transition to his/her chosen career. Students create a portfolio site, which is essential for employment and success in the creative field. Students enter the class with a draft portfolio, preferably the student's website or a Vimeo site. Several guest critics/mentors give individual feedback. Students then use the feedback to update and finalize their portfolios for a final critique on the last week of classes. A major part of the class is the "Mentor for a Day" program, where students spend a workday shadowing a creative at a chosen media company. Students are encouraged to build and maintain the established contacts for their future employment.