The mission of Park
University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to
academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically,
communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global
will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational
opportunities for learners within the global society.
COURSE SYMBOL AND
NUMBER: AR 415
Internship in Art or Design
COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Summer 2005
NAME OF FACULTY
MEMBER: MASOOM KHAWAJA
TITLE OF FACULTY
MEMBER: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
LOCATION: ROOM 227 (underground)
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: TUES: 11:30 – 1:30
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 816 – 584 – 6507
FACULTY WEB PAGE
DATES OF THE
SEMESTER: June 6 – July 31, 2005
Variable credits: 1-12hours
Off-campus placement in a professional
environment such as a graphic design studio, art gallery or art organization, to
gain insight into a particular art or design career and work experience in the
field. Many different internships are possible. Variable credit from 3 to 6
hours (i.e., minimum of 6 to 12 hours per week). Permission of the Department
Chair and a 3.0 average in the major required. Intended for seniors.
As a Graphic Design
teacher, my principal objective is to expand student's design competency. In
accomplishing this goal, I rely on a variety of skills including:
relationships of trust with students
• Possessing a high
degree of competency and knowledge in course material
• Understanding the
course material knowledge level of my students; and
• I believe that a
teacher must encourage and allow students to take responsibility for their own
At the conclusion
of this course the student will be able to:
observed and participated directly in an art/design professional environment.
obtained “real world” professional experience and contacts.
developed insight into the responsibilities and duties of a practicing
Observe and document insights into the responsibilities of the practicing
Participate in as many phases of the design process as possible or deemed
appropriate by employer.
Observe all phases of the employer’s design practice by shadowing a designer
during the course of internship.
Assessment is by
Other aspects of
assessment may include:
a journal, and
meetings at the work place with the major advisor to observe the intern “in
It is the responsibility of the student to
secure an acceptable position with a firm, designer or business prior to the
beginning of this course.
Upon completion of the required work, the
employer will be expected to:
Evaluate the work effort on the part of the
student, using the evaluation forms attached.
Recommend “Satisfactory” or “Unsatisfactory” for
the student’s grade.
Three hours credit: 6 hours a
week or a minimum of 96 hours.
Four hours credit: 8 hours a week
or a minimum of 128 hours.
Five hours credit: 10 hours a
week or a minimum of 160 hours.
Six hours credit: 12 hours a week
or a minimum of 192 hours.
superior performance on all levels of evaluation, participation in class
critiques, punctual attendance and meeting project deadlines.
Indicates above average craftsmanship and problem solving abilities.
average performance, with problems in some areas.
failure to meet minimum standards. Problems exist in multiple areas.
Indicates problems in performance, attendance and attitude.
There will be
assignments, projects and written tests. Each student will be evaluated in the
Lab Projects and
attendance, work habit, etc)
Academic Honesty is
required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate
cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course
assignments. Learners who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades
or expelled from Park.
Plagiarism – the
appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and
presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or
ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources
should consult their instructors.
required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may
excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the
semester/term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also
be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may
carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused
absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the learner will be administratively
withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F". An Incomplete grade will not be issued
to learners who have unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
Learners receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration
(VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the
semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the
appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the learner. Reports
of a F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for
learners receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will
be reported to the appropriate agency.
LATE SUBMISSION OF
There are no
excused absences. The accumulation of more than four absences will result in the
student’s failure for the class. Class critiques are part of the completion of
each assigned project. Students who fail to attend a critique will lose one
letter grade on the project. With a Doctor’s note you may submit your project,
make up your in class assignment or take the written test. But you will receive
one grade lower as a final grade for submitting it late as per the class policy.
Park University is
committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for
special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to
learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is
Park University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any
inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the
provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park
University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the
Park University web page: