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Internship and Professional Development Courses List

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Course # Course Title Credits
EX 405 Exhibition Development Seminar 3 credits
This two-semester seminar examines the curatorial process through the research, planning and production of a major exhibition. Students serve as curators, designers and educators as they develop and implement proposals for the exhibit’s graphic and exhibit designs, interpretive texts, public programs, community outreach, website, publications, and public relations strategy. Fall semester (Part I) is devoted to the conceptualization and development of the artistic, design and educational components for the exhibition in spring semester. Previous exhibitions include Follies, Predicaments, and other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul , Comics on the Verge and At Freedom’s Door and Baltimore: Open City. Requirement: Enrollment in both semesters (Fall: AH 405- Art History elective; Spring: EX 405- studio elective in your major). Open to undergrad and graduate students in all majors by Permission of the instructor only.
INT 402 Internship 1-6 credit
Internships are required for Photography and Video & Film Arts majors and Curatorial Studies concentrators. However, many departments recommend internships. To complete an internship for credit through the Career Development Office, students must submit a learning contract by the add/drop deadline for the semester he/she is receiving credit. The Career Development Office does not place students in internships; however, they can assist in securing an internship. Please contact the Career Development Office for more information. Students must submit a learning contract. See the Career Development Office for more information.
PD 350 Business Intelligence 3 credits
Understanding the fundamentals of good business practice is essential for all creative people, whether you are embarking on a freelance career, producing items for retail marketing, working as a creative employee, or selling your fine art in the world of galleries and collectors. In this course, students will explore current trends and practices in the creative economy, and how to develop and apply business knowledge to creative endeavors. Students will learn about various types of professional practices; models for production and operation; business development and networking; financial responsibilities; legal and ethical considerations; as well as how to protect their creative capital. Topics such as goal setting, budgeting, operations, marketing, taxes, contracts, and intellectual property will be discussed. Over the course of the semester, students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills that will help them apply sound business practices to their own creative work.
PD 455 Prof. Pract. for Visual Artist 3 credits
3 credits. Staff. Offered Fall, Spring. This course focuses on career preparation and development for visual artists. It presents a wide variety of professional tools and business skills including subjects such as goal setting; professional ethics; portfolio basics and imaging strategies; writing cover letters, statements, and proposals; exhibitions in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces; self initiated projects and exhibitions; networking and public relations; applying for grants and residencies; applying for internships, jobs, and graduate schools; and locating helpful resources. The course includes and requires weekly lectures, practical exercises, guest speakers, field trips, studio visits and attendance at Career Development Workshops.