Art Internships

Internships in Studio Art

As a major in our 4-year BFA program in Studio Art, you may elect to enroll in an internship to extend your experiential learning outside the studio and classroom.  Participating in an internship is an optional part of your program.  Many students choose to work as artist assistants, or in galleries, graphic design firms or agencies, or in publishing.  Undergraduate majors in Studio Art are eligible for internships in their Junior and Senior years or at the discretion and approval of their advisor. Students must complete an active internship before beginning another.

Undergraduates have completed internships at a wide variety of sites including Viacom and Conde Nast.

BFA students enroll in ART UE 1010 Internship in Art. (Typically 3 credits)
Course description: Students are assisted in finding individualized internships in New York City with recognized artists, museums, commercial galleries, non-profit arts organizations or creative companies within the visual arts. Students work closely with the internship coordinator to assess their progress and define learning goals while receiving guidance from a sponsor at the host institution. Internships should be arranged during the term prior to the actual internship, be approved by the internship coordinator and academic advisor in advance, and students must register by the drop/add deadline.

See General Information for Studio Art, Costume Studies and Visual Arts Administration for information about how to get started with your internship, internship requirements, applying for an internship, and other resources.