DMA 100 Portfolio and Employment I • 2 Cr.
Introduces students to the digital media industry and leads them though the creation of a personalized pathway for Digital Media Arts degree completion and employment. Students will explore industry trends, standards and expectations, and will complete a self-assessment process resulting in an initial course of study. The importance of portfolios for obtaining employment will be introduced. Required first-quarter course for students entering the DMA degree program. .
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: • Describe employment standards and hiring processes in various media production industries • Identify and use resources regarding trends and hiring expectations in their area of discipline • Analyze professional publications and separate objective, factual information from company/author opinion • Synthesize information from multiple sources to evaluate industry trends • Identify personal learning styles and employment goals • Articulate learning pathways though the DMA degree course of study • Identify a personal pathway for degree completion and employment preparation • Provide a plan for on-going self-assessment in terms of learning success and employment preparation.