ARTS 3200 - Arts Internship

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

With the aim of helping students better equip themselves for the workplace, final year students are given the opportunity to spend a semester as 'interns' working within specified areas in the private or public sector in South Australia, while completing an agreed research report for their host organisation. The placements will normally be for one-two days a week and are supplemented with a series of seminars on research and report writing as well as on topics related to career readiness. Students will be allocated placements that relate to their key area of study from among a range of work placements which include public service departments, local government, statutory authorities and other non-government organisations as well as a range of private industries. Final placement will depend upon availability of a host organisation (arranged by the student or from a list of organisations which the Faculty has organised) and assessment of a formal application taking into consideration academic merit (a minimum credit average GPA). Students will be assigned an academic supervisor to supervise and mark their research project. The final research report (up to 7,500 words or equivalent) by the student accounts for 70% of the final grade for the course. This course provides a way for students to enhance their research and research writing skills, get some experience in the workplace and is an excellent preparation for Honours and postgraduate study.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTS 3200
    Course Arts Internship
    Coordinating Unit Humanites & Social Sciences Office
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 2 hours of seminars per fortnight plus work placement in host organisation
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Prerequisites At least 48 units of undergraduate courses
    Restrictions Available to BArts, BArts(Adv), BDevSt, BEnvPol&Mgt, BIntSt, BMedia, BSocSc students only
    Course Description With the aim of helping students better equip themselves for the workplace, final year students are given the opportunity to spend a semester as 'interns' working within specified areas in the private or public sector in South Australia, while completing an agreed research report for their host organisation. The placements will normally be for one-two days a week and are supplemented with a series of seminars on research and report writing as well as on topics related to career readiness.
    Students will be allocated placements that relate to their key area of study from among a range of work placements which include public service departments, local government, statutory authorities and other non-government organisations as well as a range of private industries. Final placement will depend upon availability of a host organisation (arranged by the student or from a list of organisations which the Faculty has organised) and assessment of a formal application taking into consideration academic merit (a minimum credit average GPA). Students will be assigned an academic supervisor to supervise and mark their research project.
    The final research report (up to 7,500 words or equivalent) by the student accounts for 70% of the final grade for the course. This course provides a way for students to enhance their research and research writing skills, get some experience in the workplace and is an excellent preparation for Honours and postgraduate study.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Robert Ewers

    Robert Ewers is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts, has extensive expereince in business, retailing and administration and as the Manager of Internships and Industry Engaged Learning in the Faculty of Arts, has developed a diverse range of contacts in government and industry, as a basis for co-ordinating the Arts Internship course.

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Gain practical hands-on experience in a non-univeristy professional working environment through project work undertaken in conjunction with an external organisation
    2 Develop skills in applying theoretical, critical and methodological and disciplinary knowledge relevant to one's area of intellectual interest in a practical form that mirrors post-university professional work
    3 Expand skills in the development, management and finalisation of a research project at an advanced level
    4 Gain experience in providing briefs, presentations, progress reports and posters in line with current professional standards and polished writing and other communication skills
    5 Acquire a highly-developed awareness of the ways in which contemporary professional, industry, community or government organisations operate in terms of practical and project research work
    6 Develop an understanding of the ways in which humanities and social sciences research skills, methods, knowledge and information are relevant to post-university working life and advance career prospects and job applications accordingly.
    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)
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will be team taught over the semester with contributions from academic staff in the Faculty on how to develop research report writing skills. Using the extensive range of contacts that the Facult has built up with outside host organisations, there will also be presentations delivered by representatives from various organisations on developing a student professional profile and how to enhance  career prospects in government and industry, These will be supplemented by presentations from the University Careers Office as well as testimonials from past students in the course, who have graduated and/or progressed to full time employment and/or postgraduate study.
    Workload

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

    7x2 hour seminar plus preparation per semester 24 hours per semester
    8-10 hours placement per week 120 hours per semester
    12 hours research report preparation per week 144 hours per semester
    12 hours class report and poster preparation per semester 24 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

    Specific Course Requirements
    This course is subject to a quota as places for internships may be limited. Final selection into the course is based on students attaining a credit average GPA in the first two years of their relevant degree program.
  • 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

    No information currently available.

    Assessment Detail
    Poster:
    students are required to complete and submit an A3 poster summarising their project
    Weighting 10%

    In-class presentation:
    students make a 6 minute, succinct verbal presentation of thier research project accompanied by a set of power point slides
    Weighting 20%

    Final report:
    students submit a report of 7.500-8,000 words or equivalent
    70% weighting
    Submission
    Submission of assignments is on-line via MyUni and/or to the course administrator.
    Late submision will only be accepted with prior approval from the course co-ordinator.
    Penalties will apply for late submission without prior approval.
    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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