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.

BFA | 3 credits | Next Start:
August 26, 2024
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About This Course

Project-Based Learning

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, students 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 Skills Will I Develop?

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.
What Software and Supplies Do I Need?

  • Computer with Internet connection.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CC.

Course Instructor(s)

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

Course Outline

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Do The Courses Work?

Our courses are project-based and instructor-led. In each course you’ll complete a series of lectures, projects, discussions, and critiques designed to stretch your creative skills. Weekly assignment deadlines keep you on track, so you can build your studies around your schedule. Two live Zoom meetings in this course provide the opportunity to work 1to1 with your instructor.

Who Are The Instructors?

Our courses are developed and taught by our industry-leading faculty of creative professionals. This means that you’ll learn in-demand skills, get feedback on your work, and build a portfolio of creative work. View our Student Gallery for featured student projects.

When Can I Start?

Classes start January, April, and August, and this course is completed in a 15-week term. This course is part of a Bachelor's Degree program at Sessions College.

How Do I Register?

To register for a program, complete our program application. This course is not available for individual enrollment; it can only be taken as part of a program.

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).