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M.A.A. Professional Internship

M.A.A. Professional Internship

Professional Internship

  • FAR 5910 Professional Internship in the Arts (6)

The Professional Internship is the required, culminating experience of the Master of Arts Administration degree and applies and synthesizes coursework. During the professional internship, students continue to explore programmatic learning objectives and focus on topics including: organizational culture, structure and governance, marketing and resource allocation, programming and education, mission, vision, law, and ethics, fundraising and grants management, and community engagement. Students in the Professional Internship meet weekly (via technology platforms) to focus on various symposium issues of professional practice. The discussion component is designed to be adaptive and responsive to emergent topics and issues that occur during the internship experience. In addition, students develop their final capstone projects and prepare their oral presentations.

  • Apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional setting.
  • Solve problems when working with new ideas, challenges, organizations, and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate professionally relevant competencies and relationships.
  • Advance analytical and ethical leadership skills to communicate and manage effectively.
  • Critically evaluate personal views and performance compared to professional perceptions.