Internship – ARTS 599

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Practical application of knowledge under the supervision of a practicing artist or related professional approved by the internship coordinator for SADA. Application procedures processed through the Career Center. Must apply semester prior to internship.


40% of major course work successfully completed


The internship is intended to be a unique experience that will allow the graduate student to work in an organization and apply some of the skills that have been learned throughout his/her academic training. The internship is geared toward “learning by doing.” Ideally, the graduate student will find the internship to be a valuable direct or indirect route to obtaining a full-time position in the field of art.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Attain worthwhile experience in a professional environment.
  2. Demonstrate interpersonal skills with clients/supervisors/co-workers.
  3. Meet the supervisor’s expectations.
  4. Observe examples of leadership styles.
  5. Summarize completed internship task.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion Board Forums (3)

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

Journal Entries (7)

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 50 words. The student will submit 7 1-week logs during the term.

Supervisor Evaluations (2)

The student will have his/her supervisor complete a midterm and final evaluation of the student’s work using the provided evaluation form.

Student Evaluation of Supervisor and Organization/Company

The student will complete an evaluation of his/her experience with his/her supervisor and the partnering organization.

LinkedIn Learning Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 5 multiple-choice and/or true/false questions, and have an 8-minute time limit.