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Visual Culture Internship (12 points)


Leader: Leigh Astbury and Anne Marsh

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is based on a practice of internships for students in cultural institutions. It is designed to provide students with first hand experience of working within the culture industry while introducing them to the types of research customarily undertaken in such institutions. After several preliminary seminars, students will be assigned to a museum/ gallery in which they will work for two days per week, over a period of nine weeks, under the direction of the relevant director. They will undertake a research project of specific relevance to the cultural institution.

Assessment: Catalogue exercise (1500 words): 25% + Research project (5500 words): 75% + Internship practical work (equivalent 2000 words)

Contact Hours: 2.5 hour seminar per week for 4 weeks and 2 days per week during the 9 week period of internship

Corequisites: Two units at fourth-year level in visual culture or an appropriate discipline

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