In order to take ARTD 4890, Graphic Design Internship, the following eligibility requirements must be met. If you have particular questions pertaining to any of these requirements, or are unclear of your current standing related to any of these requirements, please arrange to meet with your assigned Graphic Design advisor.
- Be of Junior (60+ hours) or Senior (90+ hours) standing within the University, and be in good academic standing (not on academic warning or probation); transfer students must have taken,completed and passed at least one 3000– or 4000-level ARTD studio course in the BFA in Graphic Design Program at BGSU, regardless of overall class standing
- Be fully-accepted into the BFA in Graphic Design Program by virtue of having passed the School of Art BFA Portfolio Entrance Review and the BGSUGD Sophomore Portfolio Review
- Have completed and passed, or been awarded transfer credit for, ARTD 3010, Intermediate Graphic Design and ARTD 3050, Graphic Design Processes and Procedures
- Be able to work no more than fifteen (15) hours per week during a Fall or Spring semester; or on a full– or part-time basis during the summer break. In order to satisfy the internship requirements for three (3) credits, a minimum total of 225 hours of internship experience must be completed. This total-hour amount equates to approximately 15 hours per week during a normal 15-week semester (15×15 = 225)
NOTE: If you are considering an internship during your Fall or Spring semester, please be aware that each hour of contact time in class equals a minimum of two hours of homework/study. In other words, for every ARTx studio that you take (meeting for 5 hours per week), 10 hours of homework/study is expected. Fully consider this time requirement as you tally your total hours per week. A full 15-credit load (typically five 3-credit classes) could take upwards of 18–25 hours of in-class time per week, in addition to 30 hours of expected homework/study. Adding an internship that requires more than 16 hours per week of on-site contact time has the potential to severely interfere with your other courses, and vice versa. For this reason, the Division highly recommends that you consider a summer internship.