||For emerging artists, a strong portfolio is key to academic opportunities, grants, and employment. In a world that relies increasingly on digital formats, a portfolio works to represent both the artist and the person, which is why it is important to make the best impression possible. This course will pair studio time spent producing and assembling a quality portfolio, with classroom tutorials outlining important industry standards for communicating effectively with prospective institutions, employers, and the media. This includes learning how to craft compelling artist statements, curriculum vitae (CV)/bios, and letters of intent. Students will have the opportunity to create new artwork in-studio, identify artistic methods, determine global, theoretical and historical influences, and prepare themselves for work in the competitive arts industry. Students will also experience portfolio development as a process of continuous enhancement of self-awareness, learning and development.