ARTH 5206 - Art Museum Internship

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

Interns will be exposed to a broad experience of the life of the Art Gallery of South Australia, or some other appropriate museum or organisation, working not only in the curatorial department but as far as possible in the areas of public programs, marketing and public relations, sponsorship and registration. The exact program will depend upon the time of year and the specific needs and commitments of the participating staff.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTH 5206
    Course Art Museum Internship
    Coordinating Unit History
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Prerequisites Pass in 3 ARTH courses
    Restrictions Available to ProCertArtHist, GradCertArtHist, GradDipArtHist, MA(StArtHist) & MA(Cur&MuseumSt) students only
    Quota A quota may apply
    Course Description Interns will be exposed to a broad experience of the life of the Art Gallery of South Australia, or some other appropriate museum or organisation, working not only in the curatorial department but as far as possible in the areas of public programs, marketing and public relations, sponsorship and registration. The exact program will depend upon the time of year and the specific needs and commitments of the participating staff.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Catherine Speck

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Dates of placement within the semester to be negotiated
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The intership aims to:
    1 broaden students skills expertise and experience in museum and gallery work
    2 enable students to explore how a specific area of musuem operates (for instance the curatorial department) and see how such activities fits into the larger institutional infrastracture
    3 develop in students a critical understanding and awareness of museum and gallery culture
    4 develop specific skills in students including collection-based research, cataloguing, researching artists and their work for forthoming exhibitions, writing captions and wall text panels, becoming familiar with conservation issues, planning an exhibition hang, developing a marketing campaign and developing skills in exhibition management
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2-4
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3,4
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1-4
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-4
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2,4
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    to be advised
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Active partcipation in a 20 day internship in a gallery or museum setting; it may involve some or all of research, problem solving, cataloguing, object analysis, and report writing.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    6 unit courses in HUMSS are designed on the assumption that all learning and assessment activities such as reading, online tutorials, preparatory work for seminars, etc. will require 312 hours over the course of the semester.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Interns are exposed to a broad experience of the life of the Art Gallery of South Australia and other galleries and museums. Student placements include working in the curatorial section of an art gallery in collection-based research and exhibition development; and public programs including education, marketing and public relations.

    The exact nature of the internship depends on the time of the year and the specific needs and commitments of the gallery or museum staff involved.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Satisfactory completion of a 20 day placement, either in one block or over the course of a semester, on a negotiated project
    - the keeping of a daily journal detailing  the day's activites etc.
    - satisfactory completion of an intership report by the student intern
    - a satisfactory report by the supervisor
    Assessment Detail
    Satisfactory completion of 20 days of internship
    Satisfactory completion of 4-6 page internship report
    Submission
    Assignments to be submitted in hard copy to the History and Politics School Office.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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