Portfolio Review 2016

SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2016
TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING
to 
THREE THIRTY IN THE AFTERNOON
ALL DD&A AND DM STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND

ePortfolio Reviews 

VIDEO TUTORIAL: HOW TO CREATE A NEW ePORTFOLIO

What is an ePortfolio Review?

An ePortfolio Review is when you present your body of design work to an individual critic or panel of critics for feedback. Your portfolio should express who you are as a designer as well as your future goals [example: an animator might include developmental storyboards or examples of character development]

Why do I need to have my portfolio reviewed?

Whether you want to go on to a four-year college or go straight into the working world, a strong portfolio is your ticket to success. Portfolio reviews give you an idea of the strengths and weaknesses of your work so that you are prepared for the next steps in your academic and professional careers.

Who is required to present their design portfolios?

All Digital Design & Animation and Digital Music majors who have completed DD101 Introduction to Digital Toolbox (DD&A / GD) or DM106 RecTech (DM) are required to present their work at ePortfolio Reviews. This number INCLUDES students who presented in the previous semester’s portfolio review. You are required to present your portfolio every year until you graduate.

Do I really have to present?

If you meet the criteria above (have passed DD101 and are a DD&A major or have passed RecTech and are a DM major) then… YES. All students are at risk of being placed on PROGRAM PROBATION if they fail to attend the required portfolio reviews .

What exactly is PROGRAM PROBATION?

A student on Program Probation is one who has been put under formal review by the program due to either a poor grade point average (GPA), inability to meet program requirements such as portfolio review, or being unable to complete required introductory level classes. Probation involves the necessity for advisor approval for continuance in the degree track. After an initial semester of probation, students who are still unable to meet the program requirements will be asked to leave the program. Such students are welcome to reapply to the program once issues have been resolved and must meet with the program coordinator for approval.

What do I use to present my portfolio?

Every major will be provided with an ePortfolio. Sign in here http://commons.hostos.cuny.edu/eportfolios/ using your Hostos Username and Password (same as logging into email).

What feedback will I be given?

You will be given qualitative and quantitative feedback in the following categories:

DD&A

  • Student’s Verbal communication skills in terms of clarity
  • Student’s Overall Appearance
  • Portfolio’s Overall Aesthetic
  • Portfolio’s Visual Communication
  • Student’s Use of Composition
  • Student’s Technical Skill Set
  • Student’s Overall Portfolio

 

DM

  • Student’s Verbal communication skills in terms of clarity
  • Student’s Overall Appearance
  • Portfolio’s Overall Aesthetic
  • Portfolio’s Narrative Communication
  • Student’s Use of Composition
  • Student’s Technical Skill Set
  • Student’s Overall Portfolio

 

How many images/videos should I include?

You will have 5 minutes to present your work, so it is suggested that you curate your portfolio to around 10-12 works. However, practice your presentation to know exactly how much time you are able to spend on each piece. Timing is key. If you have taken Typography or Illustration, MAKE SURE TO SHOW WORK FROM THESE CLASSES!

Can I show work created out of school?

YES. Show work that best shows your skills and your future trajectory. However, make sure that most of your portfolio IS school work. The critics want to see what you have been learning AT HOSTOS.

Will the critics be mean to me?

The goal of each critic is to honestly assess your work and provide you with feedback on ways to improve it. It should be considered constructive criticism.

Do students who presented last year need to present again?

YES! Portfolio reviews take place each year and all students should participate.

How will I remember what suggestions the critics make if I am up at the front of the room?

Ask a friend to take notes about your feedback during your presentation. Also, feedback from each reviewer will be sent to you following the entire portfolio review process.

Captions Should Include:

  • Title of Work, Year
  • Class, Client, or Personal
  • Medium [acrylic, oil, pencil, colored pencil, Adobe Photoshop, mixed media, etc]
  • Description of project parameters from the client or teacher and how your concept solved this project or assignment’s problems visually.
  • Please PROOFREAD ALL CAPTIONS.