DSGN08073 2019 Portfolio (Professional Designer)

General Details

Full Title
Portfolio (Professional Designer)
Transcript Title
Portfolio (Professional Design
80 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Angela Mehegan, David Roberts, Diarmuid Timmons, Louis McManus, Mr. Mark Rooney, Barry McGuinness, Nevil Walsh
Programme Membership
SG_DCRDS_K08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design (Add-on) SG_DCRDS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design

In this module students will create an advanced professional digital C.V and portfolio where they will use design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Audacity, Dreamweaver and Wix to produce a digital portfolio and a web presences. The students will be introduced to the technology and software required to create a web presences for the end of year design showcase. 


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Create an personal professional logo and brand for a digital and print portfolio.


Use professional digital software to produce an online digital portfolio.


Create an professional digital CV & porfolio which will be use in conjunction with Professional Practice module for interviews which are organise with employers and to gain future employment as a designer when they graduate.


Have the knowledge to produce a digital presence for the end of year Design Showcase through the use of web and social media.  

Module Assessment Strategies

The subject will be evaluated by a combination of tutorials, assignments and project work.

The student will receive instruction in a specific area in the form of a lecture or tutorial. This will be followed by assignments where the student applies the knowledge gained. The semester will conclude with a project.


Indicative Syllabus


Digital CV & Portfolio: Use software to produce an engaging digital user experience that showcases the student's work to date and also demonstrates their competences as a professional designer.

The students will be exposed to the software for the creation of a web presence for the final year Design Showcase.

Understand the key elements required to create a high-quality portfolio.

Professional update of their design course project work for a portfolio to industry standard.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Digital Media Skills Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 3 2
2 Digital logo & Brand Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % Week 7 1,2
3 Project Digital CV & Portfolio Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % Week 13 1,2,3
4 Continuous Assessment Web & Social Media Presence Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 13 4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Computer Laboratory Digital Media 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Digital Portfolio 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2014-05-01 Breaking In(r)
ISBN 0983664315 ISBN-13 9780983664314

"Get specific advice from the exact people you want to work for; learn what creative directors are looking for in your portfolio; avoid the common traps that most portfolios fall into"--Page [4] of cover.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

Access to Multimedia computer lab and video and sound recording hardware and editing software for independent learning.

Additional Information

Timetabled for a high end multimedia computer lab and access to video and sound recording hardware and editing software.