Internships and Independent Study
Guidelines for an Internship for Academic Credit
The internship must be planned at least one term in advance in order to ensure sufficient time to communicate with the company, museum or other institution at which the internship is to be completed.
Two copies of the proposal must be submitted to the supervising professor and one copy to the department chair. All copies must be signed by the student. This proposal should contain the following information.
A. The nature of the internship and the organization with which the internship will be undertaken. Also include the name and telephone number of your immediate supervisor on the job, if known.
B. What you expect to gain educationally as a result of the experience.
C. What specific evidence of professional development will be presented to the committee for the final evaluation (i.e., summary report, portfolio, slides, journal, oral presentation, etc.).
All internships will be graded on:
A. The results of an oral or written examination given by the supervising professor (or with other faculty as appropriate).
B. A written or oral report and evaluation from the intern supervisor or other official of the company or museum knowledgeable of the internship performance.
C. The supervising professor's or joint faculty's evaluation of the "product" which resulted from the internship, i.e., portfolio, slides, or reports, etc.
Grades in the internship program will be a result of evaluation by the supervising professor (or in consultation with other faculty as appropriate).
Four (4) credit hours is the maximum for which a student may receive internship credit in any one curriculum area.
A summer internship is expected to involve 30-40 hours of work per week for an eight-week period to receive four (4) credit hours.
*Internships also are available through the Furman Advantage Program. We have had great success with these internships. Please consult the department chair, your advisor or the director of the Furman Advantage Program for details on qualifications and opportunities.
Downloads: Internship, Independent Study, and Research Approval Form
Many art majors take advantage of Furman's study abroad programs, which
offer the chance to spend a term in various countries in Europe, the
Middle East and the Far East. A number of art majors have also studied
in Cortona, Italy, with the University of Georgia's program in art and
for more information visit
If you are interested in the Cortona program, representives from the
University of Georgia visit our campus from time to time. Check within
the front office of the Art Department to see when the next visit will
The Furman campus is near such fine museums as the Greenville County
Museum of Art, the Bob Jones University Museum of Art, the Mint Museum
in Charlotte, and the High Museum in Atlanta. As added bonuses, the
department sponsors occasional trips to Washington, D.C., to visit the
National Gallery and the Phillips, Renwick and Corcoran museums, or to
New York, with the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan and Whitney
museums, and a variety of smaller galleries.