VSA4025 - Visual culture internship - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Dr Anne Marsh

Not offered in 2017


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.


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

Workload requirements

Workload is 2.5 hour seminar per week for 4 weeks and 2 days per week during the 9 week period of internship

See also Unit timetable information


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