FST250 - Capstone Portfolio

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Subject Title
Capstone Portfolio

Subject Description
In this subject students will combine the skills gained in all of the FST subjects and create a portfolio of work that showcases their design skills.  Students will also gain a working knowledge of the Adobe InDesign program creating both print and digital portfolios; this portfolio template can be added to as students continue on into other School of Fashion programs.  Students will also use the design theory and vocabulary to articulate their process in conceptualizing and designing a project.  Students will also learn how to photograph their work and edit the photos in PhotoShop.  In addition, students will create a webpage and in conjunction with RBC251 generate and track hits through Social Media.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Design and develop a portfolio;
  2. Organize and document coursework from sketches through to finished designs;
  3. Effectively present work and experience, both verbally and visually;
  4. Write clear descriptions of the work showcased in the portfolio;
  5. Articulate academic, design, and career goals, and demonstrate skills gained from the program;
  6. Demonstrate applied knowledge of In Design;
  7. Effectively articulate the process of a design from concept, through creative exploration, to culmination of a finished product;
  8. Prepare design work for photographing, and use PhotoShop to re-touch images;
  9. Work with a service bureau to produce a printed document;
  10. Generate a PDF portfolio;
  11. Create an online webpage showcasing their work;
  12. Create a webpage, and in conjunction with RBC251 generate, and track hits through Social Media.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.