Creative Expression and Digital Media:  Internship

Gorilla project.jpg Theatre, Scriptwriting, Creative Writing, Publishing, Media Studies, and Digital Media Production Majors

24 June – 19 July, 2019  (15 Massey Credits)

Wellington will be your home over your four-week internship.  It is a perfect location for this type of program due to its concentration of creative sector organisations.

The types of on-the-ground practical experiences you gain during your internship will provide you with the international exposure and mindset valued by employers and graduate schools.  Working side by side with creative practitioners in another country will enhance your knowledge and insights in a way that an internship in your own country cannot.

You and the other interns will live and cook meals together in a backpackers-style hostel located in Wellington. The location will provide you with easy access to downtown. Transportation to and from your internship site is included in the program fee.  The support services and facilities at Massey's Wellington campus will also be available to you.

The information you provide through your Creative Expression and Digital Media Internship Placement Form will be used to pair you with an internship host that matches your skills and background.  Your placement is meant to provide an opportunity for your talents to be used to benefit your host organisation and for you to gain experience relevant to your field of interest.  Massey has ties to a variety of placement sites across Wellington.

Youth theatre companies
Publishing houses
Literary journals/zines
Indigenous theatre companies
Arts festival organisations

Alternative arts & theatre venues
Screen production companies
Community arts centres
Performance venues
Film studios

Academic Assessment

CE&DM Internship.jpg Assessment of the 150 learning hours will be based on reflective field notes (40%), a project (40%), and a seminar presentation (20%).  You can expect to spend 120-160 hours on your placement and associated project work.

CE&DM Internship Academic Guide.pdf (800 KB)

Students who successfully complete the Internship will be able to:

  1. Recognise, describe, and analyse techniques of creative discovery and production.
  2. Apply creative, critical and theoretical methodologies to evaluate performance, writing, or media projects and/or the creative processes involved in making those projects.
  3. Work productively in both individual and collaborative situations in order to develop effective project and relationship management skills.
  4. Solve aesthetic, relational and logistical problems using skills or knowledge from expressive arts practice.
  5. Prepare documentation to scope and plan a creative project, using language appropriate to genre, purpose and audience.

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