Practicum – ARTS 598

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An opportunity for students to pursue additional learning outcomes beyond studio courses, this course will further develop understanding of the principles of visual arts (e.g. form and content) through hands-on projects as approved by instructor of record.


Minimum of 15 hours of Master of Fine Arts core successfully completed.


The practicum is a valuable real-world experience that allows the student to explore his/her chosen field with greater depth and responsibility.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop a written plan detailing the work that will be completed during the practicum experience and its relevance to the student’s design specialty and career focus.
  2. Comply with the supervisor’s expectations.
  3. Summarize completed practicum tasks.
  4. Produce a comprehensive body of work that exemplifies best practices for creative problem solving and art/design production.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for the forum. The thread must be at least 200 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 classmate’s thread. The reply must beat least 75 words.

The student will write at least 250 words detailing the work (deliverables) that he/she intends to generate for the course. The proposal contents must clearly and concisely explain what the deliverables are, how the work supplements the student’s professional and academic goals, and the proposed timeline for development and completion.

The student will use the template provided in Blackboard to log journal entries based on his/her daily internship experience. Each daily entry must be at least 100 words.

Using Adobe Spark, the student will submit video presentations of the body of work previously outlined in the proposal.

The student will have his/her supervisor complete an evaluation of the student’s work using the provided evaluation form.