Extra $45 fee for new students / non members
It’s hard to think of a person working (or hoping to work) in design, writing, UX, marketing management, welding or bee-keeping who doesn’t need a professional portfolio website. You know you need one, and yet it’s hard to figure out how to get started. So how about this? Come spend five evenings with us and, even if you have zero technical or design skills, you will walk out with a published, polished site, ready to wow recruiters.
This very hands-on class will not only cover what images and copy should go into your portfolio site, but then we’ll also get yours built. You’ll meet each week in the SVC Mac lab to learn the basics of how to build, publish, and update your site using the WordPress platform and the literally thousands of professionally designed templates you can use for little or no cost. Even if you’ve never built a site before, you will have your portfolio site finished and published by the end of the class as we cover these topics:
- Choosing a domain name, registering it, and getting a web hosting service
- Selecting a free or low-cost professionally designed WordPress template
- Thinking through the organization of your site and creating a site map
- Using the WordPress content management system to build and update your site
- Learning the basics of Photoshop to crop and adjust your images
- Adding plug-ins and other enhancements to your site, such as rotating slideshows
None — No experience at design or HTML coding is needed, but familiarity with Macs is preferred.
Who Should Take This Class
This class is for anyone who has been dragging their feet in getting a professional portfolio website designed, built, and published to the web.
You may receive a partial refund of your tuition if you drop a class or your enrollment is terminated by SVC due to lack of progress or disciplinary problems. In these cases, this is the schedule for determining the amount of your refund:
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Classes:
SVC will refund all money paid if the student is not accepted. This includes instances where a class is cancelled by the school.
SVC will refund all the money paid if the student cancels within five business days (excluding Sundays and holidays) after registration and/or an initial payment is made, as long as the student has not begun training.
SVC will retain the established $45 registration fee if the student cancels after the fifth business day after registration and/or making an initial payment.
If training is terminated after the student enters classes, SVC may retain the registration fee established under (3) of this subsection, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described in the following table:
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
When calculating refunds, the official date of a student's termination is the last day of recorded attendance:
(a) When the school receives notice of the student's intention to discontinue the training program; or,
(b) When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,
(c) When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for thirty calendar days.
All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.
There is a $75 cancellation fee for no-shows and enrollees dropping a one-day workshop without a valid excuse within 3 business days of the scheduled start time as published on the SVC website.
This refund policy is in accordance with Washington State Law, 490-105-130 (RCW 28C.10.050 (1)(b)).
School of Visual Concepts
SVC helps people already in the business of marketing, branding, design, UX, and content creation fill in the gaps in their knowledge through public full- and half-day workshops and custom corporate workshops.
If you’re looking to add to your portfolio or fill in some blank spaces in your brain, you can’t do much better than SVC.
The instructors are all top-notch working professionals who bring real world and big brand knowledge into the classroom. Our thinking is that the best people to teach you something aren't teachers. So, instead of a full-time faculty, our classes and workshops are taught by working professionals. More often than not, these are people at the top of their game, not wannabes or used-to-be-best. The connections you'll make with these pros can sometimes be as valuable as the material they'll teach you.
All this happens in an environment of friendliness, helpfulness and encouragement. Might this have something to do with the fact that 99% of SVC students say they’d recommend us?
We’re 100% certain that it does.
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