ART 4375, 4376-Art Internship is a required course in the Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. Students will intern with a professional in the art field, where they will receive supervised, practical experience in art.

The purpose of the internship is to:

  1. Develop aspects of an art profession which are appropriately learned in real work
  2. situations.
  3. Apply skills learned in the academic setting.
  4. Provide an opportunity to work under the supervision of a professional.

Students must complete the following 6 steps to secure and complete their

  1. Obtain internship position and sponsor in semester prior to enrollment.
  2. Define internship objectives.
  3. Complete internship application, sign Internship Contract, and submit to art office for faculty approval.
  4. Implement the internship work experience.
  5. Schedule at least two progress checks between faculty internship sponsor and internship mentor.
  6. Request final internship evaluation of internship supervisor.

Course Requirements:
In addition to professional performance at the internship site, the following are required to earn internship credit:

  1. It is expected that the student will work at least 300 clock hours for six hours of credit (150 hours for three hours credit).
  2. It is expected that a person representing the internship site will be responsible for supervising the student’s work and serve as liaison with the faculty sponsor.
  3. The student will maintain a record of projects completed during the internship.  This record should include descriptions of content and ideas applied, techniques used, tools and/or hardware used, software employed, (if any) and any problems encountered and how they were resolved.  This record should be submitted to the faculty sponsor during the final week of the semester.
  4. The faculty sponsor communicates with the internship supervisor for reports on the student’s progress.  At the end of the semester, the two sponsors confer regarding the student’s final grade.  The internship supervisor is requested to complete a final evaluation form.

Course Evaluation:
Documentation (slides, digital portfolios, etc.) of projects will be reviewed by the faculty sponsor and a final grade assigned.  Evaluation criteria will be weighted according to the following:

Faculty sponsor evaluation 30%

Internship supervisor evaluation 50%

Internship documentation 20%

Grading Scale:
90 100%  A

80  89%   B

70  79%   C

60  69%   D

Below 60% F

Attendance Policy:
If the student fails to complete the clock hours required for the internship, the final grade will be F.

Note: The University of Central Arkansas adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need an accommodation under this act due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 450-3135.

To download the Art Internships Guideline with evaluation form and contract, click here:

Art Internships