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New internships provide professional opportunities for visual arts students

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June 18, 2015

New internships provide professional opportunities for visual arts students

Students partner with local organizations to exhibit their work

For decades, students in CIA’s design majors have been serving internships with manufacturers and design consultancies, and, in the process, making helpful contacts and gaining valuable professional experience before graduation.

With notable exceptions, students pursuing visual arts generally have not had access to comparable internship experiences. Until now.

Thanks to a grant from the Fenn Educational Fund of the Cleveland Foundation, and some smart thinking by faculty and staff members, CIA this year facilitated Creativity Works, a program of self-initiated internship experiences for students looking forward to careers as visual artists.

The result: five juniors lined up community organizations as internship hosts, wrote...

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