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RULE §130.122Extended Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration (One Credit), Adopted 2015

(a) General requirements. This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12. The practicum course is a paid or unpaid capstone experience for students participating in a coherent sequence of career and technical education courses in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster. Prerequisites: Graphic Design and Illustration II and Graphic Design and Illustration II Lab. Corequisite: Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration. This course must be taken concurrently with Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration and may not be taken as a stand-alone course. Students shall be awarded one credit for successful completion of this course. A student may repeat this course once for credit provided that the student is experiencing different aspects of the industry and demonstrating proficiency in additional and more advanced knowledge and skills.

(b) Introduction.

  (1) Career and technical education instruction provides content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed in current or emerging professions.

  (2) The Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster is focused on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content, including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

  (3) Careers in graphic design and illustration span all aspects of the advertising and visual communications industry. Within this context, in addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster, students will be expected to develop a technical understanding of the industry with a focus on skill proficiency. Instruction may be delivered through lab-based classroom experiences or career preparation opportunities.

  (4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

  (5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.

(c) Knowledge and skills.

  (1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected to:

    (A) participate in a paid or unpaid, laboratory- or work-based application of previously studied knowledge and skills related to graphic design or illustration;

    (B) participate in training, education, or preparation for licensure, certification, or other relevant credentials to prepare for employment;

    (C) demonstrate professional standards and personal qualities needed to be employable such as self-discipline, self-worth, positive attitude, integrity, and commitment with increased fluency;

    (D) demonstrate use of personal information management, email, Internet, writing and publishing, and presentation applications for graphic design and illustration projects with increased fluency; and

    (E) employ planning and time-management skills and tools with increased fluency to enhance results and complete work tasks.

  (2) The student implements advanced professional communications strategies. The student is expected to:

    (A) demonstrate verbal and non-verbal communication consistently in a clear, concise, and effective manner;

    (B) analyze, interpret, and effectively communicate information;

    (C) apply active listening skills to obtain and clarify information; and

    (D) exhibit public relations skills to maintain internal and external customer/client satisfaction.

  (3) The student implements advanced problem-solving methods. The student is expected to employ critical-thinking skills with increased fluency both independently and in groups to solve problems and make decisions.

  (4) The student understands and applies proper safety techniques in the workplace. The student is expected to demonstrate understanding of and consistently follow workplace safety rules and regulations.

  (5) The student understands the professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities in graphic design and illustration. The student is expected to:

    (A) demonstrate a positive, productive work ethic by performing assigned tasks as directed;

    (B) practice safe, responsible, and legal behavior while using technology tools and resources;

    (C) practice ethical conduct when interacting with others such as maintaining client confidentiality and privacy of sensitive content and providing proper credit for ideas;

    (D) apply copyright laws in relation to fair use and acquisition and use of digital information using established methods to cite sources;

    (E) practice respect for intellectual property when manipulating, morphing, and editing graphics, video, text, and sound;

    (F) demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of acceptable use policies when using networks, especially resources on the Internet and intranet; and

    (G) comply with all applicable rules, laws, and regulations in a consistent manner.

  (6) The student participates in a graphic design and illustration experience. The student is expected to:

    (A) conduct, document, and evaluate learning activities in a supervised graphic design and illustration experience;

    (B) interpret, evaluate, and justify design decisions;

    (C) identify and apply art elements and principles to designs and illustrations with increased fluency;

    (D) employ a creative design process to create professional-quality, two- or three-dimensional projects;

    (E) demonstrate growth of technical skill competencies;

    (F) evaluate strengths and weaknesses in technical skill proficiency; and

    (G) collect representative work samples.

Source Note: The provisions of this §130.122 adopted to be effective August 28, 2017, 41 TexReg 614

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