Course detail

Artist's Portfolio

FaVU-TAPAcad. year: 2019/2020

During the semester, students will learn different ways of creating artist's portfolios. They will be presented with the differences between the printed and electronic portfolio and information on how the presentation of art is important for their future proffesional life (applications for internships, creative residences, study visits, and grants, writing exhibition projects, open call responses, etc.). During the seminars, students will learn the necessary information about what the portfolio has to meet in terms of content and content, learn to format text (eg CV in Czech and English), create descriptions for their works (in Czech and English), secure appropriate photo documentation, and eventually make their own artist's portfolio. During individual consultations, deficiencies will be corrected on an ongoing basis. The course will include a three-part series of lectures by teachers of FaVU VUT from various studios and fields, or their graduates, where students will learn about practical information about why the portfolio is important for its presentation and what are the rules and possibilities of its creation. During the semester, students will be able to consult the form of their projects at the Binding Workshop of the FaVU VUT, where they will also be able to print and bind them at the end.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Realization of an artist’s portfolio in Czech and English. Students will get practically acquainted with working procedures leading to successful presentation of their own artistic work.

Prerequisites

Standard skills in working with text and image editing software.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

AMBROSE, Gavin a Paul HARRIS. Grafický design: formát. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. Základy designu. ISBN 978-80-251-2966-1.
AMBROSE, Gavin a Paul HARRIS. Grafický design: tisk a dokončovací práce. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. Základy designu. ISBN 978-80-251-2968-5.
BERAN, Vladimír. Aktualizovaný typografický manuál. Osmé vydání. Praha: Kafka design, 2016.
NEDOMOVÁ, Jana. Otázky kvality v tvorbě a v prezentaci studenta na VŠ s umělecko-pedagogickým zaměřením (disertační práce), PedF MU, Brno 2019.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Practical exercises, theoretical lectures of external experts, discussion, consultations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The credits are awarded on the basis of active participation in lectures, seminars and handing over of practical output.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1 / What is a portfolio and what is it for, text formatting principles
2 / Introduction to various types of artist's portfolios / artist’s presentation
3 / Curriculum vitae
4 / Photo documentation
5 / Titles and captions
6 / Printed portfolio
7 / Web Portfolio (cooperation with the Department of Information Technologies)
8 / Consultations
9 / Printing and finishing work at the FFA Binding Workshop (printing and binding)

Lecture series:
1 / Graphic designer’s lecture
- graphic layout of a portfolio (introduction of possible presentation methods)
2 / Photographer's lecture
- how to create photo documentation properly
3 / Practicing Artist’s Lecture
- how to respond to open calls, role of portfolio in presentation of one’s creative work, etc.

Aims

The aim of the course is to get acquainted with the issue of artist’s portfolio creation (printed or digital) based on practical exercises focused on working with text, photo documentation and graphic layout. The practical part of the course is supplemented by two specialized lectures dedicated to graphic design and creative photography, and the theoretical part is devoted to the role of self-presentation in one's own artistic work. The course will be content-based with the content of the course Fundamentals of Computing II provided by the Department of Information Technologies, where the issues of digital portfolio programming (web presentation of authorial work) are dealt with. The outcome of the course will be a printed portfolio, as required by the applicable Dean's Directive no. No. 1, No. 2, paragraph 2.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-D , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-VT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional
    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

6 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

20 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

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