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Visual Arts & Design Portfolios

Students planning to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, and Graphic Design are allowed to submit a portfolio of work to enhance their application and to be considered for talent-based scholarships.

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Internships 2014–2015
Students participated in internships focusing in a variety of areas, including branding, marketing, web and photography

During the 2014–2015 school year and into the summer, 23 AVCD sophomores, juniors and seniors completed 24 internships for credit. The internships took place all around Maryland, Pennsylvania and D.C. at companies such as the National Aquarium, KDG Advertising, GTech Designs, City Paper and numerous others....Click here to read more.

Enoch Pratt Project
After their private tour of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, students began developing their ideas and critiquing each other's work in progress.

Communication Design III students headed outside the classroom to participate in a design competition hosted by Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library. The challenge is to design a window display inspired by award-winning children's books, such as Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and other childhood favorites....Click here to read more.

Mt. Royal Printing
Creative Strategy students received a special tour of Mt. Royal Printing
 
Gary King, account manager, provided VCD designers an insider view of all of Mt. Royal’s printing services. Students are also researching printer folds as they begin designing a conference program for the 2016 Northeast Regional Honors Council annual conference.

School of Design video
Alumni discuss the benefits of hiring Stevenson grads

School of Design alumni talk about the real-world preparation Stevenson University provided them and the superior skills our graduates have when entering the professional workplace that make them favorable to hire....Click here to read more.

Alumni Visits Portfolio Class
Stevenson graduate, Alysa Buchanan, visits VCD 410: Portfolio & Professional Development

Students in Portfolio and Professional Development had a familiar face visit their class to give advice on professional life after graduation. Alysa Buchanan, a 2014 VCD graduate, talked to the class about preparing for their careers and transitioning from students to professionals. She shared some of her own personal experiences, which included both struggles and successes, as she made her own shift into an entry-level position after graduation.

Alysa also sat down with students one-on-one to view their portfolio progress and provide feedback. Each student received tips for improvement to ensure their portfolios will stand out from others and be representative of their own personal style. Alysa is set to return to this class towards the end of the semester and is excited to see how the students have progressed and the portfolios have been transformed.

 
 
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