Course Description

Through lectures, demonstrations, and studio work, students learn to build an original, effective graphic design portfolio to present to potential employers and undergraduate and graduate admission counselors. They refine existing projects and undertake new projects to fill gaps in their portfolios. They conduct research and develop and refine their presentation skills using both digital and traditional paper portfolio formats. This class is also ideal for professionals who are seeking to reawaken their creativity through personal projects and new processes that result in a fresh portfolio with a creative edge. This course is recommended for students in the final semester of certificate requirements or with equivalent experience. Laptop with Creative Suite Adobe InDesign required. Discounts on Adobe products are available through my.newschool.edu.

Learner Outcomes

  • How to critically evaluate and refine your body of work.
  • How to develop a digital portfolio of work and a website; to represent the highest level of your graphic design work and experience as a graphic designer.
  • About various portfolio services and social media as related to creating a design portfolio.
  • Create a promotional “drop piece”: postcard, keychain, something memorable and creative.
  • How to identify a company or designers who you’d like to emulate

Additional Information


  • Create a cohesive promotional package (portfolio) that represents your individual, visual voice, aesthetic and approach to design.
  • Have an understanding of basic formats for presentation, overall plans and layouts.
  • Create a layout for entire portfolio/rough

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Graphic Design Portfolio
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 17, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $425.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 05, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2021
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