Professional Practice Programs
Welcome to Professional Practice Programs at the School for the Contemporary Arts. Connect with the arts community, develop skills and explore professional practice through work-integrated learning (internships, practicums and field placements), workshops, talks and more.
Internships are professional development opportunities for undergraduate students to gain experience with professional artists and art organizations.
The SCA's Professional Practice Series invites guest speakers working from across the arts for free talks, discussions, and workshops.
MFA students complete placements with an established artist or arts professional (Host Artist) as part of a Faculty-supervised Directed Study.
Art Skills 2021: Events
Please join us for a series of interactive workshops focused on professional practices in the contemporary arts, presented as part of the Art Skills program. The fall workshop series will run November – December 2021 and will culminate January 21, 2022, with a Community Skills Share event featuring workshops presented by current SCA students.
Workshop space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Participation is limited to current SCA students unless otherwise noted and priority will be given to participants in the Art Skills program. If space is available, recent SCA graduates may also attend.
Art Skills: Call for Proposals
We are seeking SCA graduate students (MA, MFA, PhD) to create short videos sharing skills and knowledge related to professional practices in the arts. These videos will be available to the SCA/SFU community and public through the School for the Contemporary Arts Vimeo page and the SFU OLC (Our Learning Community) website. The goal is to share knowledge that could help other students at the SCA, including graduate and undergraduate students.
Events in the Series
November 1, 3, 5 | Create a Portfolio Website: A Three Part Series with Shion Skye Carter (three parts, two time options)
November 4 | Your Work, Your Rights, Your Fees with Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte
November 5 | Grant Writing with Joanna Garfinkel (for Grad students)
November 12 | Grant Writing with Joanna Garfinkel (for Undergrad students)
November 18 | The Value of the Collective: Interdependence as Methodology with Nya Lewis
November 19 | Creative Money with Chris Ens
November 25 | Effective Presentations with Sarah Louise Turner