Internship (AHVM004)

30 credits

This module is designed to give you the opportunity to work productively for a museum, gallery or comparable arts institution, including agencies and corporate bodies associated with the contemporary art world. It provides you with ‘hands on’ experiential learning while you benefit the partner’s operation in undertaking graduate-level activities on its behalf. You will acquire first-hand insights into the work of the museum and gallery sector and/or the corporate and institutional bodies that support contemporary artistic practice. The specific programme of work in each internship will be negotiated in advance between the University and the partner organisation in question. All placements are supervised and monitored by the University and the partner institution. Assessment will involve the mentor/supervisor from the partner institution.

The general form of the internship must be developed with the MA supervisor well in advance. You may work collectively with other students, as a group, to deliver an internship project, with pre-agreed delegated responsibilities, subject to approval at the outset. However, each student will be required to submit their portfolio of work undertaken and the associated critical essay individually, including a clear outline of their role within the internship team. If you work as a collective, your practical contribution to the internship will still be assessed individually, along with your portfolio and written text.

This module is not suitable for non-specialist students.

It is not recommended for interdisciplinary pathways.