MGDP2215 Graphic Design Internship

This course is an individualized internship that focuses on the student`s emphasis within the graphic design industry. Each credit purchased equates to 40 hours of on-site industry specific training and is normally taken during the last semester of a student`s major. Students participate on-site with professionals and are evaluated by predetermined curriculum objectives that have been agreed upon by the employer, instructor and student. This course provides the student with valuable on-the-job experience, interaction with industry professionals, and preparation for job entry. Students must interview for and acquire their internship site. It is recommended that student seek out instructor expertise for possible recommendation.


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Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Outline career/internship goals
Identify internship plan and site
Complete internship paperwork
Project professional image according to industry standards
Demonstrate responsibility for internship
Exercise dependability
Demonstrate technical competence
Ascertain working environment guidelines
Demonstrate competence in performing assigned tasks
Handle constructive directives
Show mature attitude
Demonstrate cooperation
Recognize successful working relationships
Demonstrate effective communication skills
Complete follow-up for internship completion

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details