Students in the Arts & Entertainment Academy must complete the following Work-Based Learning Activities over their four years of high school, in order to receive their Academy cord at graduation:
Frequently Asked Questions
What 'On-Campus' Activities Count As Internship Hours?
Volunteer activities on campus where you are under the direction of a teacher or professional in the Arts & Entertainment industry.
- Working in the Sound and Lighting booth under the direction of a contracted technician
- Shooting and editing video for a school event (after school hours), which you are not receiving credit for in class, and you are receiving teacher feedback
- Doing layout design for a music design program under the direction of a teacher or graphic designer
- Hanging artwork, or creating visual marketing materials under the direction of an art or design teacher
- Painting sets with an art teacher or designer (after school hours)
- Participating in a school musical or dance performance outside of the school day.
- Ushering for an event under the direction of a teacher acting as event coordinator
- Mentoring (both in and outside of class) from an arts professional as preparation for a professional performance or showcase
What 'Off-Campus' Activities Count as Internship Hours?
Volunteer activities off campus where you are under the direction of a business professional in the Arts & Entertainment industry.
- Assisting a professional photographer or videographer in a studio or on a shoot (unpaid)
- Helping hang an art show at an art gallery
- Assisting an instructor in a visual or performing art studio
- Singing or performing with a professional company
- Volunteering for a production company
- Volunteering as crew for a theater company (Cinemagic)
- Dance, Voice, Acting, and Art lessons you regularly participate in are not considered internship experiences. If you teach lessons or assist an instructor in your studio, you may count these hours.
How Do I Keep Track of my Requirements?
Attendance is taken at all school-wide work-based learning activities and field trip, but students are responsible for tracking their job shadowing / internship hours. Most job-sites that offer internships will use a timecard for repeated events, but for single-day events, performances, and on-campus job-shadowing credit, students must keep track. Job Shadowing Timesheets are available from Mrs. Wolf.