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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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CDES 4700 - Professional Practices in Communication Design

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): CDES 3222 and CDES 3623 with “C-” or better in each; or permission of department. Student must supply a suitable laptop computer.

Description: This course provides an overview of professional practices in communication design. Professional practices range from resume writing and job application material development to best practices in conducting contract and freelance work and pitching concepts in front of clients. Topics include strategies for personal communications packages, networking, applying for jobs, interviewing skills, and ethical practices in the work place as design firm employee or proprietor. Entrepreneurial initiatives are covered from starting a business to negotiating contract and/or freelance work and bidding on jobs. This course is restricted to communication design majors.

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