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ART 307: Art Studio Internship

Participating in an internship is a great way to put classroom learning into practical experience. While engaged in the supportive environment of an internship, you can test career goals, enhance professional skills, develop self-reliance, self-esteem, and responsibility. Furthermore, these opportunities encourage networking with professionals and will provide increased marketability for employment after graduation.

Below are your two options for earning experiential credits. Please meet with your academic advisor before making a final decision regarding which option is best for you.

ART 307: Art Studio Internship


  • Permission of department chairperson
  • Junior standing in BA or BFA studio program


  • Art studio internship
  • Earn 3 or 6 credits (S/U Only)
  • Work in an institution, agency, or organization supervised by an art professional and a studio faculty member. Activities, expectations, performance assessments, hours, and credits determined through prior consultation


ITR302/304: Field Experience & Seminar


  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Minimum 60 credits prior to internship
  • Available free elective credits
  • Good academic and social standing


  • Earn between 6 – 15 free elective credits
  • ITR 302 (field experience) 3 – 12 credits (S/U Only)
  • ITR 304 (seminar) 3 credits (Graded)
  • Seminar offered online and in class (in class – spring only)


Explore Past Internship Opportunities

The following list is a SAMPLE of placements in which students have participated for experiential credits. This list is not exhaustive.

Rhode Island Internships

  • Citadel Broadcasting
  • Clear Channel
  • David Bettencourt Videography
  • Gallery Z Inc.
  • Gemineye Studio
  • Jaw Doc Productions
  • RDW Group
  • REU Computer Graphics Research
  • Tango Pix
  • Warwick Museum of Art

Out-Of-State Internships

  • Cache
  • David Bravo & Partners
  • Marsh Inc
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Westwoods Academy

Sources: Internship Placements from Fall 2010, Spring 2011, & Summer 2011, and Explore Internship Opportunities by Major Archives 2009-2011

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