Course syllabus

Portfolio Technique

IDEF06, 3 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED ID
Date of Decision: 2018-03-01

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: KID3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


Help the student prepare for an employment application or (application of) master education 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.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

- 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

- Demonstrate sensitivity regarding artistic and aesthetic choices and quality assessments of images during lessons and briefings.


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 - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: 80 % attendance required. The assessment is based on the documentation of the individual assignments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


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

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Charlotte Sjödell,
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