Co-op & professional experience programs
Gain on-the-job experience while continuing to study towards your university degree in a co-op or professional experience program.
The Faculty of Fine Arts offers a co-op program in Art History. Co-op provides students the opportunity to alternate academic study terms with work terms. Work terms are paid, full-time opportunities that last 12 to 17 weeks.
The Elspeth McConnell Fine Arts Award
Funded by the Doggone Foundation, this award is a terrific opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to create their own internship project with a non-profit organization of their choice. The award offers an amount of $5,000 for selected students to undertake internships in non-profit arts organizations and projects. Two awards are granted in each of the nine departments of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts for a total of eighteen awards per year.
Professional experience programs
The Faculty of Fine Arts offers professional experience programs in Computation Arts and Design. These programs function like Co-op programs with three exceptions:
- Work terms are completed only during the summer
- They allow a flexible number of work terms, depending on the degree program
- They have a different application process
Fine Arts students have put their talents and skills to work for numerous employers since the program began in 1980. Here is a sample:
- McCord Museum
- McGill University Health Center
- Segal Center
- SBC Gallery
- Harvard Art Library
- CSIS – Canadian Security Intelligence Service
- Parks Canada
- Youth Fusion (Nunavik and James Bay)
- Ottawa Art Gallery