Course syllabus

Portfolio Technique

IDEF06, 3 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-13

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: KID3
Elective for: MD4
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


Introduction to methods and techniques in order to design a professional design portfolio and job application.
Prepare for application of an employment or (application of) master within design.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- Understand what is expected from a professional job application within the design area.
- With relevant tools be able to create self-explanatory digital and physical portfolio with the aim to communicate one's skills in creativity, analytical abilities and skills in visual communication.
- Be able to put together a professional CV/resume and a cover letter.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

take an active part in lectures and exercises, complete the home assignments and present a portfolio.


The course consists of lectures and individual/group critics to evaluate progress and home assignments
The course will cover the following topics:
- Cv writing
- Cover letter writing
- Job Interview preparation
- Layout / Graphic design basics
- Portfolio content

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: 80 % attendance required. The assessment is based on the documentation of the individual assignments.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: IDEF05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Charlotte Sjödell,
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