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SADA Internship/Practicum Agreement

Policy Information

Issuing Office

School of Communication and The Arts

Affected Parties

Studio and Digital Arts (SADA) Students

Policy Language

All undergraduate and graduate student interns must follow the guidelines delineated in the Student Internship/Practicum Agreement.

Policy Rationale

This policy is for all SADA students to follow during their internships/practicums. The overall goal is to give students the opportunity for real world experience.

Definition of Glossary Terms

SADA: Studio & Digital Arts

An internship requires 60 work hours per credit hour.

A practicum requires 30 work hours per credit hour.

Procedural Information


All residential and LUO students are required to review information from the Studio & Digital Arts (SADA) field experience pages ( This informs students of all policies and procedures with respect to internships/practicums. Additionally, each student must complete a Handshake Application online ( This pertinent information regarding field experience courses can be accessed from the SADA microsite. These students are prompted to correspond with the Faculty Internship Advisor (depending on their program), Prof Christopher Phillips or Prof Nichole Abbott, for additional information regarding the Student Internship/Practicum Agreement, field experience approvals, registration deadlines, and registration assistance. Every Spring semester the SADA Department reviews the effectiveness of the policy and its attendant procedures. Procedures are developed and amended by the SADA Department Chair, Todd Smith, and the Internship Director and Coordinator, Christopher Phillips. Field experience policy revisions are submitted to the Dean of the School of Communication and The Arts for approval. Compliance with all procedures is mandatory.

See course syllabus and SADA microsite for all guidelines.

UG Internship

Graduate Internship

UG Practicum

Graduate Practicum

The implementation date for this syllabus revision was Fall 2017.


None specified



Date Approved


Date for Review


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