What is required to do an internship?
- 2.0 GPA or above
- Junior or Senior status
- Declared SADA major
- 24 hours completed within a Studio and Digital Arts major before internship starts
- No more than 1 CSER behind
What is required to do a practicum?
- 2.0 or above
- Declared SADA major
- 15 hours completed within a Studio and Digital Arts major before practicum starts
A job does not count for field experience credit. In order for an internship/practicum to count you should be in a position to learn new skills, not perform everyday job tasks.
Additionally, a teaching position will not suffice as your art/design internship/practicum as these experiences should be about practice. IF you will be performing art/design related work under a teacher that meets the minimum professional experience, that may qualify, but teaching itself cannot count. You must be practicing your craft.
Site supervisor Requirements
IMPORTANT: If your site supervisor does not have the required professional experience below or a degree in your related field, your experience will not qualify.
- 3 – 5 years professional experience in your field/area of study.
- Must allow you to work the full number of contact hours.
- Must agree to evaluate you twice during the semester.
- A remote experience is acceptable. Site supervisor means a physical employer, so the activity between the employer and the student can be online/remote interaction if this is method in which the company/organization conducts their business.
Finding the right one
- We recommended that you contact the Career Center (Click the link above). They can help equip you with the resources needed to locate approved field experience opportunities.
- Career fairs are held every year for students through the Career Center. Here, you can meet with potential employers, and schedule interviews.
You may also acquire a position outside of the Career Center.
- Start with local businesses. Ask! Approach a business you would like to work for/under, and ask if you can schedule an interview with them for a possible internship/practicum.
- It does not matter if they have an opening posted or not, ask anyways!
- They might not know how bad they need you, until you talk to them!
Lastly, you can use job sites such as Handshake, Indeed, etc. to help locate internships/practicums.
- Consider contacting a professional designer or artist working in their field, and ask if you can be mentored by them.
- Remember, you will be working on a single body of work, directed by a professional.
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