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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

DESN 499 Design Internship

3 credits 90.0 hours
400 level undergraduate course

Enrollment in this course is open to Graphic Design, Illustration, and Industrial Design students and requires prior permission from the Internship Adviser. Interested students should contact the Adviser before registering for an advising session. Once students are registered for the course, they can begin the process of coordinating their internship placement under the adviser’s guidance. This course is a supervised art or design practicum taking place off campus in a cooperating business or studio that helps students bridge the gap between their academic learning and the practical application of that learning in the professional world. It is an excellent way for students to nurture their interpersonal skills, be exposed to new ideas in the industry, learn new skills by observing others in the workplace, develop real world problem solving abilities, and make professional connections. Many types of internships are available, with outlets ranging from commercial to altruistic. The placement represents 90 contact hours of professionally relevant experience and training, for the 15-week semester. A University professor observes, advises, and assesses the student during the course of the internship through in-person and e-mail correspondence.

Open to majors in the School of Design only.
Requires completion of 60 credits.

Pass/fail grading only.