All undergraduate and graduate Art Therapy students are required to successfully complete a Clinical Art Therapy internship at supervised training sites throughout the tri-state area. The objectives of this in-depth clinical art therapy experience is to provide the student with the opportunity to observe, develop and implement art therapy services to specific client/patient populations. Clinical internships of 350 hours (undergraduate) and 700 hours (graduate) are offered at the following types of facilities: psychiatric hospitals, clinics, day hospitals, nursing homes, educational facilities, medical facilities, hospice settings, child life, school systems and forensics. Art Therapy Office, (516) 299-2935.
Digital Arts and Design
Students currently enrolled and taking courses in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Digital Arts and Design are required to pursue an internship in a company that specializes in one of the following areas: desktop publishing, computer graphics, animation or interactive media. It is recommended that the student completes a minimum of (120 hours) at one of the companies listed below. If a student is interested in interning at particular firm that is not on the list, the student is required to meet with the Director of the program, so that a dialogue is established with a contact person at the new company. This is to insure that proper procedures concerning hours, responsibilities and final report are carried out and implemented by the student and company. Some of the companies that have sponsored internships include WLIW, Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill, Hearst Publications, Hachette Fillipachi, The Art Directors Club, CMP Publications; Computer Associates, ESPN, Interview Magazine, MTV, Newsday, Ziff-Davis Publishing. Contact Professor Charles Conover, (516) 299-2869.
IPhotography internships are taken in the form of a three credit class, Photo 9, which is taken in the senior year. It consists of 90 hours of supervised work in an area of the student's choice (i.e. studio, gallery, newspaper etc.) A diary of the internship and a ten page paper is required at the end of the semester. Sponsoring companies have included Newsday, CMP Publications, Joyce Tenneson, and Magnum Photo Agency. Contact Professor Joan Powers, (516) 299-2173.