Real world experience can be a valuable part of our students' education. An internship can be a transformative experience for many of them.
Some of our degree programs offer an internship as an elective. Students in the BS Commercial Photography, BFA Graphic Design and BFA Studio Art programs, for example, can choose to work closely with professionals in the field and learn more about their respective creative practices.
Other degree programs require an internship as part of their senior capstone experience. Art Management students undergo summer internships at arts institutions across the country. Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology students spend a semester gaining industry field experience with print or digital graphics media companies.
Internship requirements vary between each degree program. Specific information about each can be found in their program's section of this website.
Getting into a real work environment and understanding how a creative studio works day-to-day will, without a doubt, make my transition to ‘the real world’ much smoother. I now know what to expect, how to handle certain situations, and what questions to ask at my next venture.
Matt Frizzell, Graphic Design major
Alison Stoddard, an Art Management student, completed a paid internship at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. She assisted the Education and Outreach Manager with the summer art programs for youth.