Internship and Entrepreneurship course at Sessions College

Internship and Entrepreneurship

3 credits

DEG 410: Internship and Entrepreneurship

Gain professional experience with an industry-focused client or employer.

To get your foot in the door in the design field, experience matters. In this industry-focused class, you will engage with a professional client or employer in your local area and expand your experience in the field, with the benefit of the insightful support of your instructor. Working for a real client or employer will provide you an opportunity to hone your problem-solving, client communication, and project management skills, creating a business solution(s) that will stand out in your portfolio and on your resume.

Grab hold of a professional opportunity

Course At A Glance

Course Features

  • 100% online
  • Project-based
  • Instructor-led
  • Credit-bearing: 3 Credits
  • Classes start January, April, and August


The course is taught by the following instructor(s):

Course developed by: Dr. Meryl P. Epstein

Take this course as a standalone or as part of the following program(s):

Course Projects

    1. Reflections on Work

      How can getting a foot in the door lead to a creative career?

    2. Selecting a Path

      Understanding the goals of the two professional paths available in this course: Internship and Entrepreneurship.

    3. How To Decide

      A guide to how to select your path: Internship or Entrepreneurship.

Sample Student Work

For sample work, visit student gallery

Course Outcomes

What Are The Course Projects?

This course will provide students with a structured opportunity to gain professional experience with an industry-focused client or employer. With the guidance of an instructor, sudents will engage with a professional experience in their local area, developing their creative or related skills in service of a real-world application, and gaining invaluable experience for their resume.

What Software or Supplies Do I Need?
  • Computer with Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CC.
What Will I Learn?

Students in this course can expect to learn to:

  • Engage with an industry focused employer or freelance client(s).
  • Expand your professional experience of working with employers or client(s).
  • Conduct an interview with a creative professional and/or entrepreneur.
  • Advance and apply problem-solving, critical thinking, effective verbal and written communication.
  • Explore ethical and cultural considerations when working with a variety of clients or within an organizational structure.

Getting Started

Course Registration

  • Classes start January, April, and August
  • 3 Credit Course
  • Project-Based: Exercises, Discussions, and Critiques

Course Tuition and Fees
Registration Fee* $200
Total Course Price $1730

Registration fees are nonrefundable after 5 days from enrollment. All tuition includes a digital materials fee for course content.

Course Registration Form

To register for this course, use the form below to enter your information and desired start date. An Admissions Advisor will contact you to arrange payment and provide you with an Enrollment Agreement.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What Are The Courses Like?

Our courses are project-based. In each course you’ll enjoy a series of lectures, projects, discussions, and critiques designed to stretch your creative skills, earning college credit for your completed course.

How Much Time Do I Need?

Classes start January, April, and August, and this course can be completed in a 15-week term. College credit from this course can be applied to a range of degree and certificate level programs at Sessions College.

Who Are The Instructors?

Our courses are developed and taught by our faculty of professional artists, designers, and photographers. This means that you’ll learn in-demand skills, get feedback on your work, and build a portfolio of creative work.

Is Sessions College accredited?

Yes. Since 2001, Sessions College has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).