Course Title: Internship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Internship

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Jerry Galea

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3745

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03.007

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will participate in an internship or artist in residence program in an arts, photographic or cultural organisation, company, festival, commercial industry, 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-world 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:

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

This course is a student elective which can be taken by students from a range of disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • develop and apply arts administration and art/photography project management skills in a professional environment
  • plan and manage through self-directed and team research projects in arts organizations, institutions, companies and or industry
  • utilize interpersonal and 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’, complemented 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 organisation and an internship report. Assessment may include creative photographic projects, reflective papers, quizzes and presentations. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

Assessment Task 1: Assignment 40% LO 2, 3,5

Assessment Task 2: Report 10% LO1

Assessment Task 3: Assignment, 50% LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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.