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VST410Y: Internship in Visual Studies & Cinema

This guide offers information about the UTM Department of Visual Studies internship course.


There are numerous art-related institutions in the GTA. Below is a brief list of some sites where students in the past have completed their internships. If you have an interest in an institution not listed, speak with your co-ordinator - there are many more opportunities not listed. Students have gained advertising, auction house, curatorial, film festivals, graphic design, publishing, social media, tattooing and video game design experience in a range of settings and institutions.


Fellowship - Internship Opportunity

Art Galleries, Museums and Cultural Centres

Art Gallery of Mississauga (Mississauga)

Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto)

Canadian Heritage Photography Museum (Mississauga)

Gardiner Museum (Toronto)

General Hardware Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto)

Living Arts Centre (Mississauga)

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Oakville Galleries (Og2) (Oakville)

Peel Heritage Complex (Brampton)

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto)

The PowerPlant (Toronto)

Visual Arts Mississauga "To enrich our community by fostering an appreciation of the visual arts through education, exhibition and engagement; and by enhancing the vitality of the artistic community."

Arts Magazines and Publishers

Art Metropole "Art Metropole is a not-for-profit organisation with a focus on the production, dissemination and contextualisation of artist-initiated publication in any media, especially those formats and practices predisposed to sharing and circulation."

Chatelaine Magazine

C-Magazine "C Magazine, established in 1984, is a contemporary art and criticism periodical that functions as a forum for significant ideas in art and its contexts. Each quarterly print issue explores a theme that is singularly engaged with emerging and prevailing perspectives through original art writing, criticism and artists’ projects."

Broken Pencil "Since 1995, we have been a mega-zine dedicated exclusively to exploring independent creative action. Published four times a year, each issue of Broken Pencil features reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, excerpts from the best of the underground press, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of the indie arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention."

Canadian Art  "Canadian Art is the preeminent platform for journalism and criticism about art and culture in Canada."

The Dance Current "The Dance Current is a magazine that takes the reader inside the art and culture of dance in Canada."


Art Metropole (artist books, printed matter, and multiples)

InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre (new media)

Mercer Union

TPW Gallery (photography and moving image)

XPACE (emerging artists)

YYZ Artists Outlet

Video, Cinema and Television