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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.

The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art mentorship program 

The Faculty of Fine Arts and UQAM’s Faculty of Arts, have launched a pilot mentorship program for students with the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation. Using a new online platform, Mentorly, this program  connects current students with Bronfman Fellows. 

Community Arts Residency at Batiment 7

The Community Arts Residency program aims to support community-based art projects initiated by recent alumni of Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts by providing them with financial compensation and access to studio spaces. This is an opportunity for recent fine arts alumni to work on community engaged arts projects in Montreal’s Point Saint Charles neighbourhood. 

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.

C.Edge (Option)

Undergraduate students in eligible programs can schedule one full-time, relevant, paid internship to complement academic and para-academic activities.

Internships must be:

  • Paid
  • Minimum 35 hours per week, full-time
  • 12 to 17 weeks 
  • Start in September, January or May
  • Relevant to student’s program of study.

MITACS Globalink program

Through the MITACS Globalink program, the Faculty of Fine Arts has a limited number of remunerated research placements at partner schools in the Northeast corridor of the US for 12 weeks.

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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