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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.

Co-op Programs

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

Past Employers

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
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