VAGD280 Cooperative Education - Graphic Design

Department of The Arts: Graphic Design and Illustration

I. Course Number and Title
VAGD280 Cooperative Education - Graphic Design
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
6,000
IV. Prerequisites
30 BCCC credits in a studio art major and a minimum GPA of 2.5, or permission of the Department of the Arts
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students work for 200 hours for a paid position or 100 hours for an unpaid position. Students work with faculty members in the area to arrange the cooperative learning experience.
VI. Catalog Course Description
On-the-job experience occurs in a field directly related to the student’s academic preparation and career objectives. Periodic meetings between the College faculty coordinator and the student are held to ensure the student is making adequate progress. Students maintain a work journal and complete a final report summarizing the learning experience.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. apply on-the-job experience skills and methods related learned in graphic design courses; and
      2. demonstrate an understanding of graphic design from the perspective of a specialized business.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. seek, apply to and work for an organization or business that specializes in graphic design;
    2. apply skills learned in the classroom
    3. improve technical and business skills;
    4. document the student learning through journal entries and a final written report about the experience at the conclusion of the semester.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. On-the-job experience occurs in a field directly related to the student’s academic preparation and career objectives. Periodic meetings between the College faculty coordinator and the student are held to ensure the student is making adequate progress. Students maintain a work journal and complete a final report summarizing the learning experience.
    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 3/2010; Revised 02/2011