Contact hours: 4 months in a company in semester 2.
Course information: This internship provides the hands-on experience for the students to have the occasion to do training in an organization, cooperation, company to practice the theories and skills acquired in semester 1.
Assessment: Oral presentation of main results of the internship + research poster (this replaces a thesis)
Contact information: ChingLin.Pang@uantwerpen.be + coordinator(s)
Competences at the start of this course and learning outcomes
Theoretical insights and skills acquired in semester 1
Learning outcomes: to be able to perform successfully and confidently in the area of cultural curating
Two students, one with a cultural studies background and one with design science will be sent to one organization. They work as a team with their complementary skills. EER students go to do an internship in China and Chinese students an internship in Belgium or Europe. The allocation of the internship is done at the start of the academic year. The specific content is elaborated in the course ‘Cultural Curating Experimentation Lab: Case studies and Student Internships’ taught in semester one.
Internships for Belgian students are located in Kunming, Dali, Chongqing & Chengdu in the fields of independent art residence, NGO, biotechnology, tea and coffee culture, cultural heritage, branding, photography, jewelry design in Kunming, Dali. Students will go to China as exchange students affiliated with Chinese universities on the basis of MoU (Memorandum of Understanding).
Internships for Chinese students are located in Belgium in the fields of galleries (both modern art and antiquities), artists collective (kunstenaarscollectief), food photography, auction houses, fashion design, comics, the making of chocolate art, microbreweries, flower artists.
The students are intensively mentored and supported by the academic coordinator, the two junior coordinators and the respective internship coach in the organisation.