The goal of this course is to identify each students individual developmental issues as an artist and to resolve these issues. Further development of the students visual language is stressed through the improvement of the artists conceptual skills. Project emphasis is on realizing a concept that solves the problems presented, evoking appropriate mood as well as practical issues such as meeting deadlines. Each student will strengthen their verbal skills while explaining and discussing their work. Course assignments may address contemporary trends, with visits and critiques by professional illustrators, art directors, gallery directors, and graphic designers.