Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Internships & Fieldwork

Visual Communications Internship     

The internship is a vital part of the educational experience for those students concentrating in Visual Communication. It prepares the student for an entry-level career or graduate school admission. The internship is structured as an independent study course taken for credit, supervised by the student’s advisor. It is required of all Visual Communication majors. See your advisor when you’re ready to enroll.

Requirements:

  1. Only fine arts majors are allowed to register in the fine arts internship course.
  2. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for an internship with an appropriate business in the Chicago area.
  3. Internships may only be taken for credit.
  4. The student must have completed Visual Communication I and II with a C or better.
  5. Arrangements for the internship must be completed before registering for credit.
  6. Approval of the internship by the Director of Fine Arts or advisor must happen prior to registration.


Guidelines for Credit:

  1. Three hours of academic credit are assigned unless otherwise arranged.
  2. Students need to work a minimum of 200 hours of total time in their internship. A suggested structure is 15 hours per week for 14 weeks.
  3. A positive evaluation is required from the employer for granting of credit. This evaluation is to be documented using a form completed by the employer as well as by telephone interview(s) between the student’s advisor and the employer.

Visual Communication Intership

 

Gallery Internship    

The requirements for Gallery Internship may be fulfilled in approved positions at art galleries, museums, auction houses, or other art or architectural-related organizations. Students can find positions in exterior professional galleries or internal school galleries (LUMA, Fine Arts Gallery).


Requirements:

  1. Maintain a weekly log of activities.
  2. Review work in biweekly review with advisor.
  3. Mid-semester conference with advisor
  4. Prepare a Final Report (consider such points as):
  • What did you gain from the experience?
  • How did the experience contribute to your professional development?
  • What problems did the gallery have?
  • How do you think they could be solved?
  • What was especially good about the gallery?
  • Visits to other galleries as a basis of comparison.


This course may be taken only once for credit. Any additional semesters must be identified as Independent Study and must have your advisor’s permission.      

Internship course student agreement form    


Fieldwork in Chicago

An internship can be a vital part of the educational experience for those students studying theatre. It can help the student make valuable contacts in the city and prepare the student for an entry-level career or graduate school admission. The internship is structured as an independent study course taken for credit, supervised by the Director of Theatre or DFPA Chairperson.

Requirements:

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for an internship with an appropriate theatre business in the Chicago area.
  2. Internships may only be taken for credit.
  3. Arrangements for the internship must be completed before registering for credit.
  4. Approval of the internship by the Director of Theatre or Chairperson must happen prior to registration.
  5. Students seeking approval for an internship in theatre should complete the DFPA Independent Study form. obtain the required signatures, and once completed, turn it in to the DFPA Office Assistant Marta Wasko in Suite 1200 in Mundelein Center, who will register him/her for THTR 397.

Guidelines for Credit:

  1. Three hours of academic credit are assigned unless otherwise arranged
  2. The required amount of time spent working in the field will vary according to the duties performed and the theatre/organization, and will be approved by the Director of Theatre on a case by case basis.  A suggested total of 200 hours is an appropriate minimum for three credits of fieldwork, distributed throughout the internship period. 
  3. A positive evaluation is required from the employer for granting of credit. This evaluation is to be documented using a form completed by the employer.
  4. The student must keep a weekly journal to be turned into the faculty supervisor or Director of Theatre no later than the last day of the semester in which the student is taking the internship.


Internship Agreement Form and Internship Daily Log

Independent Study/Rehearsal and Performance/Practicum in Design Student Agreement