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COMD-405 Professional Practice

3 Credits

In preparation for the completion of the program, this course addresses all facets of obtaining, managing and successfully growing freelance or full-time work as a practicing professional. The course will assist students in organizing, preparing and presenting a cohesive body of work, identifying a market, and promoting and protecting that work, while acquiring the skills and knowledge to navigate and prosper in the profession. Among them: intellectual property rights and protections, ethics, basic business practices and the vocabulary of the profession. Classes and assignments will balance lectures, discussions and student presentations of design work that is focused on the promotion of the student, as well as the development of an original product or business.