Each April, the department holds its Non-Profit Design-a-Thon in which students produce work during a twelve-hour marathon for area non-profits. This very popular event produces free design for area non-profits, some of which you may have seen around the community. For more information contact Jason Ford.
Student Mock Portfolio Show:
Each spring and fall students enrolled in the program’s capstone course ARTC 2335: Portfolio, participate in a mock portfolio show showcasing their work through portfolios, digital media, and display boards. This show is designed to prepare students for entering the workforce. Throughout the semester students researched their industry, interviewed designers, prepared their resumes, sample sheets, and portfolio, scouted potential employers, and held mock interviews. The mock portfolio show provides them a chance to showcase their work and build communication skills. This event is open to community. For more information contact Donna Monteferante.
It’s-a-WRAP Media Fest:
The Visual Communication department’s newest event, “It’s-a-WRAP Media Fest, brings “free” seminars to the community presented by leading professionals in the field. These seminars provide attendees the opportunity to improve their lighting skills, script writing, or learn the makings behind the creation of a film, and much more. The evening ends with the showing of the honorable mentions, and winners from the student competition that was open to area high schools and the Lone Star College System colleges. Students entered their best videos, commercials, animations, and interactive media for a chance to win first place in their categories, and potentially best of show. For a look at last year’s event and winners, go to www.itsawrap-filmfest.com, or contact Jason Ford.