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VST410Y: Internship in Visual Studies & Cinema

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

Course Description & Eligibility

This internship course provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience at an institution or business closely related to the arts and to visual studies. This is especially tailored for mature and self-disciplined students in their final year of study, who are ready to apply knowledge acquired in previous courses and are planning a career in the arts and cultural sector. Students registered in any DVS program are eligible to apply. Students work closely with the DVS internship coordinator to establish suitability. Regular updates and a final report and presentation will be required. The final grade for the course will be based on these, along with the assessment of the employer.

It is advisable to not take more than 3 or 4 courses in addition to this internship course. The internship course requires you to schedule one full day a week dedicated to on-site internship placement.

Prerequisite: Minimum completion of 5.5 credits in DVS Programs and 8.0 additional credits; minimum CGPA 2.5; and permission of internship coordinator.


September - April (full year CREDIT course)

  • A fixed number of hours of work (150 hours)  at an arts related institution is required for the VST410Y course.
  • Internship postings are available ONLY to students enrolled in the course.
  • During the summer months, students select and apply to the internship postings uploaded to QUERCUS.
  • Placements are secured prior to the first drop-date for full tuition reimbursement in September.
  • Grade is based on the following:
    • Class participation and attendance
    • Completion of Assignments
    • Employer's 20% Grade submitted at the end of your internship.