This semester’s Major Project course builds on skills developed in the Fall semester:
- Students propose, design, produce, present and defend a major project relevant to their chosen area of professional practice;
- Students complete a major project that encompasses rigorous research, a comprehensive situation analysis, and the demonstration of proficiency in graphic design;
- Students engage in curriculum that links to other courses, building towards the common goal of graduation;
- Students regularly present structured progress reports in a consistent fashion.
Students who successfully complete this course will have reliably demonstrated their ability to rigorously engage in: researching and analyzing, generating, testing and developing ideas, visualizing and producing appropriate prototypes, presenting and participating in discussions. Students may, with the instructor’s agreement, continue their projects from the Fall semester. In such cases this semester’s work must be a distinctly separate series of deliverables (i.e. an extensive set of applications based on design standards previously established, or digital formats to complement print collateral) and a written design proposal must still be completed. It’s expected that students take responsibility for outcomes while working independently, and contribute to the overall success of their colleagues.
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