What can you do with a Fine Arts degree?

We are here to help you figure out in which way you will use your Fine Arts degree in your career.

We see a few options:

  • Get a job full time in your area of study
  • Use the skills in your area of study to work part time and keep your passion alive, and work part time in another capacity to help "pay the bills"
  • Use the transferable skills you have earned while obtaining your degree to work in a different field, while continuing your passion in the arts in extracurricular activities.

Whichever path you choose to take, we'd like to help you get there and provide the tools to make the best of your future!

 


Getting started

    • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is always keeping track of the attributes and transferable skills employers are looking for. You've probably used many of these in your part-time jobs, class projects or coursework, or in your extracurricular activities in campus groups, leadership, volunteering, and other personal projects:

      • Ability to communicate with others inside and outside the organization
      • Strong understanding of role within organization or project (sometimes referred to as teamwork)
      • Making decisions and solving problems
      • Planning, organizing, and prioritizing
      • Obtaining and processing information
      • Technical skills related to the job
      • Creating and editing written reports
      • Professionalism and work ethic

      In addition to those above, there are a few other crucial things you're honing throughout your degree. You might have some of these:

      • Multitasking and time management through going to class, rehearsals, and working in a studio on top of any jobs or other activities you're involved in
      • New approaches and creative solutions by coming up with new logo ideas or ways to portray a character, etc.
      • Receptive to new ideas and change
      • Original ideas and innovative thinking
      • Different ways to communicate ideas
      • Ability to see ideas through completion

     

    Internship & Co-op Information

      • Lydia HendersonLydia Henderson, Career and Internship Advisor 

        Lydia is your go-to source for information regarding Resume Assistance, Cover Letter help, Internship Co-op Questions and more. Call today to schedule an appointment.

        Areas: College of the Arts, English, University College

        E-mail: lhende43@kennesaw.edu

        Office: ARCS Center (Wilson Bldg, Room 209)

         

      • In order to receive academic credit, you must meet the specific class requirements set forth by your college.

        You have until the last day of Final Registration of each semester (in which you plan to intern) to apply for credit. Applicants must allow for up to 10 days of processing. Please do not wait until the last minute. It is highly recommended that you apply for the credit the semester previous to the one you plan to intern.

        NOTE: The application process for an internship and co-op is the same process. Review the Pre-application Checklist

        ** All courses named 3398 are internships and those with 3396 are co-ops **

        • ART 3396*

          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 3.0
          • Prerequisites: 30 Credit Hours Completed
          • Grading: S/U
          • Credit Type: Elective
          • Max Credits: 6 (3 per semester)

          ART 3398*

          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 2.5
          • Prerequisites: 60 Credit Hours Completed
          • Grading: S/U
          • Credit Type: Free or Major Elective
          • Max Credits: 6-9 (depending on concentration)

          ARH 3398*

          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 2.5
          • Prerequisites: 60 Credit Hours Completed
          • Grading: S/U
          • Credit Type: Upper-Division Major Requirements
          • Max Credits: 9

          ARED 3398*

          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 3.0
          • Prerequisites: 60 Credit Hours Completed
          • Grading: S/U
          • Credit Type: Upper-Division Major Requirements
          • Max Credits: 12

          *All courses named 3398 are internships and those with 3396 are co-ops

          *All ART 3398, 3396 and ARH 3398 applications, please follow the steps below to apply:

          1. Email your on-site supervisor at your internship or co-op location and ask them to send your faculty liaison (who will be your professor for the course) an email with a detailed description of your job, your job title, how many hours a week you will be working, and what your pay rate will be.  Your application will not continue through the approval process until your professor has received this email from your supervisor.
          2. Fill out the application below.  Where it says to fill in the contact information for your supervisor, DO NOT PUT YOUR ON-SITE SUPERVISOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION.  PUT YOUR PROFESSOR'S CONTACT INFORMATION.
          3. Once you hit submit on the application, it will automatically go through the review process.  Once the review process is complete, you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the course, if approved.

          Students in the Graphic Communication Concentration seeking internship credits as course substitution must first be accepted into the concentration.

          Up to 6 credits can be earned during an internship, 3 of which will be applied as credits towards an Internship (university elective), but the other 3 MUST satisfy the criteria and competencies of any course for which the student is seeking a substitution. Students must keep a journal and a digital file of projects done during the internship and must submit this to their GC internship supervisor at the completion of the semester for which the internship is approved. There is an internal form (below) specific to the GC concentration that must also be completed and signed by the interning company and the GC internship supervisor, prior to the start of any such internship.

           Graphic Communication Internship Agreement Form

          Apply Here

          If you're applying for a HISTORY internship to fulfill requirements for a Certificate in Public History, please email your Career and Internship Advisor (CIA) to ensure that the proper steps are taken.

        • MUSI 3398*

          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 2.5
          • Prerequisites: 60 Credit Hours Completed
          • Grading: S/U or Letter
          • Credit Type: Upper Division Electives
          • Max Credits: 12 (depending on concentration)

           *All courses named 3398 are internships and those with 3396 are co-ops

          Apply Here

           

        • TPS 3398*

          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 2.5
          • Grading: Letter 
          • Credit Type: Applied Professional Sequence
          • Max Credits: 9
          • Prerequisites: 60 Credit Hours Completed

            *All courses named 3398 are internships and those with 3396 are co-ops

          Apply Here

           

        • DANC 3398*

          • Participation Requirements:An overall GPA of at least 2.5
          • 60 Credit Hours Completed
          • Grading: Letter
          • Credit Type: Applied Professional Skills
          • Max Credits: 3

           *All courses named 3398 are internships and those with 3396 are co-ops

          Apply Here

         

        • The best way to find a position is to log into Handshake and complete your profile. Look at opportunities under “Jobs” and submit your resume if you meet the qualifications.You can also find an internship on your own without using handshake, as long as you meet the academic requirements, you will be able to count that job for class credit.

          If you already have a job that you feel qualifies as a Co–op or Internship, review the qualifications for academic credit that are specific to your major.  All positions have to be approved through The Department of Career Planning & Development. NOTE: KSU does not give retroactive credit.

          Review the Guiding Principles for Internship & Co-op Participation

        • Cooperative Education (Co-op)- Students work for at least two semesters with the same company in positions that provide experience directly related to their academic majors. They receive academic credit for participation and must be paid a wage or alternative form of compensation (e.g. commuting expenses, meals, tickets, etc).

          Position may be part–time or full–time, and may occur every semester or in alternating semesters.

          Students must have a KSU GPA to participate in a co-op (transfer students cannot participate in their first semester at KSU).

          Sophomores, juniors, seniors, or students in graduate school with a declared eligible major, at least 30 completed credit hours, and a 2.50 GPA are eligible to participate.

          Internships - Employment that closely relates to the student’s major and is usually one semester in length. Students also receive academic credit for their participation and the position may be paid or unpaid, depending on the major.

          • The internship may be part–time or full–time, and is available to eligible juniors, seniors, and graduate students with a declared major.
          • Students must have a KSU GPA to participate in an internship (transfer students cannot participate in their first semester).
          • GPA and semester hour requirements vary by major.

          For questions or to learn more about your particular situation, we recommend you set up an appointment with your Career & Internship Advisor

       

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