Studio 292 is a course for honor students in the graphic design
and illustration programs at Parkland College. Students are required
to present a portfolio for admission into this class.
The course is designed to give students real-world experience as
they work on projects with actual clients who need creative solutions to their marketing communication
problems. The class is structured to simulate a graphic
design studio with students taking the roles of account executive,
art director, designer, illustrator, photographer, and copywriter
Students will work in small groups under the supervision of the
instructor who acts as creative director. Estimates are prepared,
conference memos are written and invoices sent after completion
of each project. Although clients are not charged for our time,
and materials are prepared prior to the start of each project.
Students will also have direct contact with clients. Clients are
interviewed at the beginning of each project where objectives are
determined. Formal presentations are made by the students during
the creative phase. Upon acceptance of the creative, the students
will go into production and prepare web-ready or press-ready digital files for
Upon completion of the project, students acquire printed or published samples
to include in their portfolio.
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