In addition to the opportunities for learning and growth provided by our degree programs and off-camus experiential learning initiatives, the Department of Art provides real-life experience to students, including professional training and student employment.
The Department of Art’s galleries are an active learning space in which students at all levels of experience create, curate, and participate in exhibitions. Exhibition proposals from current students are accepted at all times, however, deadlines for priority consideration occur each semester. More information about the application process can be found at the Gallery webpage linked below.
While the Department of Art is in its temporary home at West Campus, the galleries are called The Weight Room and are located in WCCB 2470, on the north end of the building on the second floor. This name comes from the location's former use as the weight room for Provo High School's athletic department.
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In addition to the experience gained by exhibiting in our gallery spaces, students may take a Gallery Management course, offered each Fall and Winter semester. This course contains valuable practical experience focused on what happens after an artwork is made, ranging from installation techniques, the curatorial process, buying and selling artworks commercially, working with collectors, and more! The course is currently listed for registration as a section of ART 394R (Special Projects).
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The Collaborative Print Workshop program is a year-long opportunity designed to give students experience working with regional, national, and international artists in the conceptualization and collaborative printing of an edition. Students using skills learned within printmaking and book arts courses will be trained as an assistant or lead printer, and are paid to support artists in the creation of editioned work. In order to be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in, or have completed ART 225 (Although completion of ART 350 or ART 350 is preferred). This position follows the pattern of the academic year, so applicants must be willing to work both Fall and Winter semesters. Interested students can contact the Department Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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There are many employment opportunities within the Department of Art. These student jobs work flexibly with academic schedules and allow student employees to gain experience working with other artists in a collegial setting. Job postings for these positions are listed in our Opportunities and Events emails, which are sent to current students in the Department of Art each week.
- Teaching Assistantships - TAs work alongside faculty members as they teach courses and build curriculum. The benefits of a TAship will vary according to the course being taught - a TA in ARTED 326 will gain valuable instructional experience, while a TA for our Seminar course will help host artists from all over the country and world.
- Research Assistantships - On occasion, a faculty member will undertake an ambitious project and hire a student employee to help assist them in their research. This could mean anything from collecting data to building a large-scale art installation.
- Lab Techs - The Department of Art has a number of labs and shops, including the Sculpture studio, Woodshop, and Digital 3D Tech lab. These are partially staffed by student employees, who help conduct safety training and oversee the use of equipment.
- Stockroom Employees - The 2D Stockroom offers a wide array of papers and other materials at discounted rates to current students. Stockroom employees help students find what they need, learn as well as managing the Tech Checkout system.
- Administrative Assistants - The Department’s front desk is staffed by knowledgeable student employees during most of its open hours. The primary responsibilities of these student employees are phone and email communications, but they also help faculty, students, and staff manage the logistical demands of keeping the department running every day.
Students who are interested in these opportunities can contact the Department front office at email@example.com to learn more.