FVIM-300-F001-2014: FVIM Internship

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Hello everyone,
I am looking forward to hearing about your internships. This is a reminder that we will meet as a group in room 250 on October 24th to hear about your internships in progress. Some have already wrapped whereas some have recently begun, so there will be a variety of examples within the class.
Please come prepared to talk about some of the details of your internship. Feel free to bring some of the material you are working with. if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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About FVIM-300-F001-2013

Website catalogue description FVIM Practices Internship aims to give the student a professional experience in project development, archival practices, production, post-production, distribution or exhibition practices. Students will be mentored and supervised where they are working but will be primarily self-directed. Students will choose from the placements offered or set up their own internship, subject to the approval of the supervising instructor.

Course Content Internship Projects: Students will select an internship from the choices provided or, if approved by the professor, set one up on their own. The supervisor of the internship will define the needed skills and outline the duties for the internship. The supervisor may choose to interview the student prior to accepting them for the internship. The supervisor will provide the professor with a mid-term and final report. The student will provide the supervisor with the completed work in the format or manner agreed upon. The supervisor will comment on the student’s knowledge of the job, quality of work, quantity of work, attendance and punctuality, attitude, judgment, reliability, flexibility and adaptability, professional growth as well as suitability of prior experience to the position.

Participation: In addition to the internships, there will be 4 class sessions during the semester two at the beginning, one at the middle and also the end of the semester.

Wiki: (wiki.ecuad.ca) Students will keep all their course and internship contributions including a weekly journal on the course wiki, with a minimum of 8 entries chronicling their experience for the others to follow. As well as these 6 journal entries students will post an overview of the internship company or client, a copy of their cover letter and CV, as well as presentation summary PRIOR to the in-class presentations on October 26 (mid-term) and AFTER December 6 (final). These journal entries will serve to keep us all abreast of your activities in the internship. It is also a way to share any information you may have about opportunities or issues of interest that have come from your experience.

Professionalism: Students will prepare a cover letter and post it on the wiki introducing themselves to the internship supervisor/Organization outlining their interest in the internship and their capabilities. They will also write a curriculum vitae geared for the position that states their education, work experience, interests and skills. These documents will be vetted by the professor prior to being sent to the internship supervisor. Students will complete an online safety course in order to raise awareness about safety issues in the workplace. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner while working on the internship. This means being punctual, respecting the schedule set by the supervisor, communicating effectively and working well with the supervisor and others involved in the work, and keeping the supervisor informed of the progress of the work as well as any issues that may arise.

Presentations: Students will present to the class a progress report at mid-term and a final report at the end of the semester about their experience working on the internship and what they have learned from the internship. A summary of this will be posted on the wiki. If work was created during the internship it will be shown and critiqued.

Course learning outcomes ' Upon completion of the course students will:
Know: What is needed to have a successful internship
Be able to: Work professionally in an internship environment

Evaluation criteria

Attendance as per Media Arts policy
Participation in class and wiki 25 %
Internship Projects (client report) 60 %
Professionalism including CV, letter of intent, and safety courses 5 %
Presentations (2x5%) 10 %

Total 100 %


MID TERM - At the mid-term point in the semester (on or before October23) the employer will submit a confidential short (2 or 3 sentence) overview of the internship start-up to the professor. This is to confirm that the agreed upon work is underway and there are no issues or concerns with the arrangement or the individual.

FINAL - At the end of the semester the employer will evaluate the intern using an evaluation form. Employers will provide a thorough evaluation of the intern's work.

Course schedule

Week 1 Sept 5

Review potential internships, duties and skills plus equipment and expenses.

Discuss CV’s and letters of intent, what should they include.
Fill out initial ballot
assignment: Write CV and letter of intent to the supervisor of the positions of interest Due: Sept. 11

Week 2 Sept 12
Class guest: Duncan Webb on safety in the workplace

Review students’ CVs and letters of intent, revise as needed
Project management
Designate who is to work on which internship, start to set up interviews, contact.
Apply for internships, interviews as required.
Once position secured, confirm schedule and duties

Week 3 Sept 19
Internship duties - weekly report. write a paragraph or point form of activities.
Week 4 Sept 26
Internship duties - weekly report. write a paragraph or point form of activities.
Week 5 Oct 3
Internship duties - weekly report. write a paragraph or point form of activities.
Week 6 Oct 10
Internship duties - weekly report. write a paragraph or point form of activities.

Week 7 Oct 17
Students and supervisors prepare mid-term report

Due: Oct 24th

Week 8 Oct 24
All students attend and present a mid-term report of their work. If the internship is complete, it can be a final report.

Week 9 Oct 31
Internship duties - weekly report. write a paragraph or point form of activities.

Week10 Nov 7
Internship duties - weekly report. write a paragraph or point form of activities.

Week11 Nov 14
Internship duties -
Students and supervisors prepare final report Due Nov 21st

Week12 Nov 21
All students attend and present a final report of their work.

Week13/14 Dec 1-12
Written reflection on internship, professional skills and networking outlined. 300 words
Complete Wiki entries due by Dec. 12 @4:00pm
No studio classes for Visual Arts or Media Arts

December 1st-5th - other:
FVIM review panels for 4th year students
December 8th-12th
Grading week

Internship Opportunities and Instructions



Project Management essentials


Media Arts Attendance and Punctuality Policy

You are required to attend all scheduled classes and meetings. Absence and lateness will affect your grade for the course. Therefore, you should be aware of the following criteria:
You will receive a 5% penalty for each absence and a 2.5% penalty for each time that you are late for class.
You will be considered late if you arrive after attendance is taken, when the class has formally begun. Furthermore, you are subject to the same penalty if you leave the session before it has properly ended.
Being more than one hour late is equivalent to being absent.
To formally excuse an absence due to illness or emergency, you must phone or email the instructor before the start of class. You are required to provide proof of a legitimate excuse, such as a doctor's note.
It is also your responsibility to determine what you missed and what you must do to complete any assigned work.

Course Specific Email Policy

Personal Emily Carr email account addresses, as provided by the university, are to be used as the primary communication method for course correspondence and announcements outside of class time. E-mail forwarding and reception to an account other than the provided Emily Carr address is the sole responsibility of the student to establish, verify and maintain.
Email correspondence to the professor is recommended to clarify information, assignments, and especially to alert me of any anticipated or expected absences or lateness. Immediate replies to evening, weekend or holiday emails should not be assumed
The use of email to obtain comprehensive detailed information from missed lectures, demonstrations, or critiques due to lateness or absence from class is discouraged. It is advised that students obtain copies of any missed class notes, handouts and readings from a willing classmate (arranged beforehand) or to schedule office hours with the professors for clarification. Project or course grades will not be posted or discussed via e-mail. Questions / concerns of this kind warrant discussion during scheduled office hours or by appointment.

General Policies

• Students must maintain an appropriate standard of conduct. They must demonstrate respect for all persons on the campus, and display mature conduct. All students must abide by the university’s Student Conduct Policies and the university’s Harassment Policies (see Emily’s A to Z). Failure by students to maintain appropriate standards of conduct may result in the initiation of disciplinary action by the university. Instructors are responsible for managing the classroom. Students whose behaviour is disruptive, challenging or intimidating will be addressed and may be excused from class. If the behaviour continues, disciplinary measures (see Emily’s A to Z) will be employed.
• The instructor may modify the material or schedule specified in this outline. Any changes will be announced in class.
• Late assignments or projects may be penalized as specified in the course outline.
• It is plagiarism to present someone else’s work or ideas as one’s own. Plagiarism may result in failure of an assignment, of the course, and, if repeated, expulsion from the university.
Assistance with the ethical practices of attribution and documentation is available from the Writing Centre or online at www.ecuad.ca/wc
• A student must provide a doctor’s note to Student Services for any illness which causes the student to miss assignments, tests, projects, exams, etcetera, or for absences of more than two classes. At the discretion of the instructor, the student may complete the work for a prorated grade.
• Students must demonstrate that they understand and practice the safe use of tools and other equipment, materials, and processes used in their course projects. They must conduct themselves in a responsible manner that does not endanger themselves or others, and must adhere to area procedures regarding authorized operation of equipment, handling of materials, and use of space.
• Students with special needs or disabilities that might affect their experience or performance in class are advised to inform their instructor and contact the Disabilities Services Coordinator, located in the Counselling Centre on the second floor of the North Building, for assistance.
• Professional counselling and therapy is available at no charge to students who have concerns of a personal nature. Information shared is held in strict confidence. To make an appointment, call 604-630-4555 or email counselling@ecuad.ca or come in to the Counselling Centre.
• The Writing Centre is a service that Emily Carr provides to all students, staff, and faculty from every program area who would like to improve their reading, writing, critical thinking, and research skills. This is a free, voluntary, and confidential service. Writing Centre instructors can help you at every stage of your writing, from developing ideas to final revision. This applies to any kind of writing, from a three line artist’s statement to a twenty page academic paper. Please sign up for a ½ hour appointment on the door (room 435 SB). Telephone: 604-629-4511; Coordinator: TBA
• Email is an official means of communication with Emily Carr students by faculty, administration and other service providers on campus. Email routing will be confined to the university’s internal communication network, and delivered to an officially assigned and verifiable University Email Address. All users are bound by the provisions of Emily Carr Policy 415: Code of Conduct for Appropriate Use of Information Technology Facilities and Services (outlined on the Emily Carr website and in Emily’s A to Z). Instructors will outline and detail the expected extent and parameters of email use in the course in the first class, and clarify the timeframe for checking and responding to emails.
• Emails will be answered in a timely manner, usually within 48 hours after receiving the email. Emails will not, however, be answered on weekends or the day before an assignment is due if the email relates to the assignment.