Course Title: Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Internship

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Colleen Boyle

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99250355

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you participate in an internship or artist in residence program in an arts or cultural organisation, company, festival, gallery, museum or studio, through dual negotiation with the industry and School. You will be expected to work as directed by the host organisation, to address and solve real issues in an arts industry workplace environment.

This is a Work Integrated Learning course designed to facilitate a practical working relationship between you and selected arts and cultural organizations.

More information about RMIT’s Work Integrated Learning can be found here:

This course is one of six perception and practice courses offered within your Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) degree.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • effectively communicate via artistic production in a range of media and modes with awareness of and sensitivity to a range of local and global contexts and cultures
  • invent, design and construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the cultural and creative industries
  • engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
  • develop individual and collaborative modes of working and apply skills in teamwork, leadership and self-management
  • form, develop and implement a vision and philosophy of art a profession, contributing to the positive development of culture in both local and international contexts

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • develop and apply arts administration and art project management skills in a professional environment
  • plan and manage through self-directed and team research projects in arts organizations, institutions and companies
  • utilize interpersonal communication skills
  • critically reflect upon your professional practice experience
  • develop professional proposal and report writing skills

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course is primarily ‘on-the-job’, complimented by a series of tutorials and workshops aimed at assisting you in selection, placement and reflection.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will have access to RMIT University library online and hardcopy resources.

RMIT University is in close proximity to a broad range of Melbourne galleries and cultural venues, as well as suppliers of consumables and equipment.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities through your proposal with host organization and an internship report.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Studio Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.