College of the Arts

Every student on campus has a dedicated Career and Internship Advisor, based on their major. This person can assist you with career exploration, information about internships and co-ops, and all career management topics (job search, resume, cover letter, interviewing, etc.). Your Career and Internship Advisor / Advising Team is:

Name
Position
  • Wade Thomas

    Wade Thomas Career and Internship Advisor

    Wade ThomasPosition:
    Career and Internship Advisor

    Phone: (470) 578-7569
    Email: jthom857@kennesaw.edu
    Location: WB 209


    College of the Arts, Bagwell College of Education, Humanities

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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! 

What are Transferable Skills?

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

Applying for Internship & Co-op Credit

Academic Requirements by Major

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

You have until the internship/co-op application deadline 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 academic credit the semester previous to the one you plan to intern. 

NOTE: All students are required to meet with Education Abroad BEFORE applying for an International Internship. Students seeking academic credit for international internships must also apply for approval through Handshake.  Please contact Nadine Jones at njone119@kennesaw.edu to schedule a meeting.  For more information, visit the Education Abroad Internships Page.

 

Art

ART 3398* (All BFA students), ARED 3398*, ARH 3398*, ATT 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: 12; for ARH 3398, max credits: 9

Application:

BAT, APPAREL & TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY  
INTERNSHIP COURSE (ATT 3398) 

Participation Requirements: 
Overall GPA of at least 2.5 
Requires 60 credit hours as a prerequisite 
  
Max Credits: 12 
Hours:  10-19 hrs/week = 3 credits; 20-29 hrs/week = 6 credits ;30-39 hrs/week = 9 credits; 40 hrs/week = 12 credits

BA, MUSIC/BM, PERFORMANCE 
INTERNSHIP COURSE (MUSI 3398) 

Participation Requirements: 
Overall GPA of at least 2.5 
Requires 60 credit hours as a prerequisite 
Grading: S/U or Letter  
Credit Type: Upper Division Electives  
Max Credits: 12 (depending on concentration) 

BA, DANCE 
INTERNSHIP COURSE (DANC 3398) 

Participation Requirements: 
Overall GPA of at least 2.5 
Requires 60 credit hours as a prerequisite 
Max Credits: 3 
Hours:  5hrs/week = 3 credit (teaching internship) 10 hrs/week = 3 credit (administrative internship) 

 NOTE: Students must submit a copy of their course schedule that’s been signed by their internship supervisor for their internship term to signify that sites understand students’ class responsibilities. 

Additionally, students must submit an offer letter OR submit this completed Dance Memorandum of Understanding

BA, THEATRE & PERFORMANCE STUDIES  
INTERNSHIP COURSE (TPS 3398) 

Participation Requirements: 
Overall GPA of at least 2.5 
Requires 60 credit hours as a prerequisite 
Max Credits: 9  
Hours:  10 hrs/week = 3 credit (or 150/semester); 20 hrs/week = 6 credit (or 300/semester); 30 hrs/week = 9 credit (or 450/semester) 

 

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