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Bryan · Visual and Performing Arts · Information Management - ARTC

Internship - Comrcl & Adv Art

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section X01 CRN-30624
  • 3 Credits
  • 05/14/2018 to 08/24/2018
  • Modified 05/15/2018

Meeting Times

This course meets online in D2L only.

It can be accessed at 
Student Handbook:


Contact Information

Instructor: Tim Weaver

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 10-11AM Skype (Call 979.209.8255)

M-F by Appointment


A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

1 external hours per week; 240 contact hours.  Credit:  3 semester hours

Prerequesite: Approval of Dean or Program Coordinator

Students must already have an offer for internship employment guaranteed BEFORE the start of the first class day.  

Internship facilitator (faculty or program coordinator in graphic design) must have learning plan established on or before the first week of class.

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


  1. As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry.
  2. Will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.



Access to a computer and printer with reliable internet access

Course Requirements

The primary focus of this course is for students to apply skills acquired through the completion of their degree, as well as learn additional skills in their desired field through on the job training. Must complete a signed Internship agreement and submit timesheet(s) at the end of the course documenting required hours of work at Internship site. Internet access required. Instructions for the assignments will be provided. Visits to your internship site will be scheduled throughout the semester.


You are participating in an INTERNSHIP course. As such, this course requires part-time employment working approximately 15-19 hours per week.  Students will be required to complete discussions, assignments, exams, and other documentation online through eCampus.  In addition, students will be required to participate in 2 instructor meetings either in person or virtually.


Instructor Meetings: Students will be required to meet with instructor twice during the 15 weeks with at least one onsite visit.

Timesheets : Students will be required to submit weekly timesheets with a brief description of work assignments for that week. There will be 15 timesheets worth 10 points each for a total of 150 points. Students are required to work 240 hours during the semester.

Evaluations : Students will be required to turn in evaluations at the mid-term and end of the semester. Each evaluation is worth 175 points for a total of 350 points. Each evaluation will include the following:

    • Student’s self-evaluation (50 points)
    • Supervisor’s evaluation (100 points)
    • Summary timesheet (25 points)          

Evaluation forms will be provided; the supervisor’s evaluation and the summary timesheet MUST BE SIGNED by the student’s supervisor.

Online Discussions/Assignments: There will be 8 online discussions or assignments worth 15 points each for a total of 120 points. All online discussions will require students to be active participants in discussions involving the application of material from this course and their Blinn studies. Students will be required to contribute to discussion. Discussions are an integral part of developing your understanding of the material and should not be taken lightly. All Discussions will be due by 11:59pm Sunday the week they are due. Discussion guidelines, checklist, and rubric are provided in eCampus.

Portfolio: Students will be required to complete a portfolio to turn in at the end of the semester. The portfolio is worth 380 points and will include the following items: Cover Letter, Resume, and a PDF demoing the work in the internship.




Point Distribution             Point Breakdown

A   900 – 1000                   120 points        Online Discussions/Assignments

B    800 – 899                    380 points        Portfolio

C    700 – 799                   150 points        Timesheets

D   600 – 699                     350 points        Evaluations

F    599 or below                

                                                1000 points possible


Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies

Information regarding the submission of assignments/projects, participation, and quizzes is located on eCampus. Students are required to follow all procedures, policies, and guidelines posted there.


Incomplete and Late Work: 

Project/Assignments are considered incomplete if the following is not accomplished:

1) The assignment met the requirements listed in the assignment forum.

2) The files or editable .PDF file must be uploaded to the online dropbox or submitted to me in person.  Do not email me files.

3) You have posted your work in the discussion forum so myself and the class can see it.  This is a description of your work and an attached JPEG/PDF that shows the work.

4) You have replied to another student submission in the forum and have substantially critiqued the work in the following categories Craftsmanship, Creativity, Composition and Accomplishment.

If you miss the deadline on any of these 4 requirements you will be penalized 15pts.  Since the rubric does not go above 95, the highest grade with a perfect submission would be an 80.

Projects/Assignments are considered late if 1) and 3) have not been attempted.

If you miss 1) and 3), you will get a 25pt penalty if no clear reasonable attempt was made and submitted before the deadline.  This means you will start with a 70 on the assignment.  If you critique someone's work before the deadline and have not submitted work yourself, the assignment is still considered late and not simply incomplete.  

For every week that has passed after the date your work was graded by me,  you will receive an additional 10 point reduction on your final grade for that assignment if it remains incomplete or untouched.  This means that you should update your incomplete or late work immediately.  If you update or submit it after deadline you are still subject to the time stamp that shows up on-line when you submitted your work and posts. 

Quizzes are due by the deadline.   You will receive a zero after deadline.



Attendance is taken and monitored in this online course.

Missing 1 Week
You are counted 1 week absent and will be notified by the college when you have missed 1 week of class.  1 week is calculated as follows.

1) You accumulate 3 or more missed assignments/projects/quizzes. ( You miss any online quiz 
 or you fail to complete any part of the assignment/project before deadline)


2) You are clearly more than 7 days absent from the online course shell.  A time-stamped screenshot will be available upon request.  

Your log-in/interactions on the online course shell are recorded.  If the current date is February 5th and your last login/interaction is recorded January 28th, you are absent for 1 week.

Missing 2 Weeks and Dropped
You are counted 2 weeks absent and dropped from the course  if:  

1) You have a total of 6 or more missed assignments.


2) You are clearly 14 days absent from the online course shell.  This can be documented as an occurrence of 14 days or 2 clear occurrences of 7 or more days.  Again, time stamped screen-shots will be available upon request.


3) You have 4 or more missed assignments AND 7 days or more of online inactivity.

Make-Up Policies:   

Deadline extensions will be granted if you have a documented excuse in writing or other obvious form of verification that warrants it.  You must communicate clearly and professionally with me via email, phone or Skype to ensure that your extension be granted. 

Contact me immediately if you miss an assignment due date and have a documented verifiable excuse.

Again, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor to make arrangements for a make up or to make arrangements to submit an assignment. Be prepared to present documentation. Documentation must be submitted on the day you are released to go back to school or sooner. You must be prepared to submit your missed assignment on the day you are released to go back to school. You are welcome to turn in assignments early to avoid having an emergency situation that prevents you from completing your assignment on time.


Discussion of Grades and Class Performance:

If you are planning on discussing your grade on an assignment, you must wait at least 24 hours from the time the grade has been posted to contact me about your grade. You will then have three days (excluding weekends) to contest your grade. After that time, grades will not be changed. Please note that contesting a grade does not guarantee that your grade will be changed. You are responsible for saving all completed work until the conclusion of the course, and it will be your responsibility to produce any items needed at any point in the semester if your instructor asks you to.   

Contesting your grade through electronic communication does not grant you a second chance to contest your grade again in person.


Classroom Behavior:

I expect you to display a high level of respect for both me and your classmates. Please use professional language and a professional manner at all times. The use of inappropriate or unnecessary language, including the use of curse words, or any behavior that may disrupt the learning environment may result in you not receiving credit for an assignment and/or may result in the use of the Incivility Protocol.  This applies both online or in person anywhere our paths might cross.


Communication in the course:

If you plan to email me, plan your communication accordingly. You should expect a maximum response time of 24 hours for any emails or instant messages sent during the week and 48 hours for any emails an instant messages sent over the weekend. Emails and instant messages are generally not answered on holidays and will be answered on the day we return back to school.

You should check your Blinn email account, eCampus messages, and eCampus News Items daily as I will often send important information to you there. You should use eCampus as our means of communication; however, if you do email me at my email account, I will only respond to your email if you have sent me a message using your Blinn email account. Emails sent from personal email accounts (such as yahoo or gmail accounts, for example) are not considered official College communication channels and can be ignored.

If you are contacted with issues regarding an assignment submission, please follow the instructions and meet the deadline I provide in that personal communication. If you do not you are subject to the grade and attendance policy penalties. 


Technical Issues: 

I cannot help with technical issues relating to Tegrity or eCampus. If you have trouble, you should contact the appropriate help desk for assistance. Technological issues will not be considered reasons to turn in assignments late. You are encouraged to submit assignments early during the period they are open so that in the event you have technical problems you can resolve the matter in time to submit your assignment. However, students are encouraged to document (by pictures, screenshots, help desk tickets) any technical issues they encounter in case you are asked to provide documentation of an issue you are having. This is an internet course; you must have consistent and reliable access to the internet in order to be successful in the course and to avoid being dropped.

If you have a problem with your Adobe Software, your first step should be to contact Adobe technical support or "Google" the exact problem to diagnose and solve the issue.  I am your third go-to measure during my posted office hours and you should bring your laptop with you when you meet with me.


Course Content: 

In this course, you will be asked to watch video lectures. You will also be asked to to do projects and assignments on eCampus. The videos I create do not substitute or stand in for the required textbook.  All information posted in each unit are required course readings/viewings. You may be tested over any content from your course videos, the book or on eCampus pdfs/handouts that are posted in that week's module.


Artwork:  Artwork not picked up by the last day of finals will be property of Blinn.

All students must complete the Blinn College art release form which can be found on the eCampus page.  It will appear as part of the course orientation.

Release forms must be scanned/photographed and sent via email the first week of class.


I reserve the right to make changes to this syllabus and schedule as needed. Students are responsible for checking announcements and email to be aware of changes.

Students are responsible for viewing this schedule and being aware of due dates. Reminders will not always be sent when something is due, but it is still the responsibility of the student to be aware of deadlines.

Assignments in the course open on Mondays during the day and remain open, unless otherwise stated. Assignments may also be due on other days of the week. 

Discussion threads are due Sunday at 11:59 pm.

Critiques or thread replies are DUE by Wednesday at 11:59 pm. 

All times indicated in the syllabus are in Central Time Zone.

Day of record reporting will be submitted based on whether you have logged on D2L as shown in the Classlist area.

Final Portfolio and Final Project submission is your Final Exam for the course.  There will be no online exam.


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes

Week One

Meeting Details



Orientation, Work 15 Hours



Attitude, Goal Setting, and Life Management

Due Online:

Instructor Meeting Survey, Orientation Assignment,

Discussion, Weekly Timesheet

Week Two




Work 15 Hours





Personal Financial Management

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet

Week Three




Work 15 Hours



Time and Stress Management and Organization Skills

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Discussion

Week Four




Work 15 Hours




Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Discussion

Week Five




Work 15 Hours



Ethics, Politics, and Diversity

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Discussion

Week Six




Work 15 Hours



Accountability and Workplace Relationships

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Discussion

Week Seven




Work 15 Hours



Quality Organizations and Service

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Instructor Meeting Survey

Week Eight




Work 15 Hours



Human Resources and Policies

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Midterm Exam, Student (Self) Evaluation

Week Nine

Meeting Details



Work 15 Hours



Instructor Meeting: TBD



Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Summary Timesheet, Supervisor Evaluation

Week Ten




Work 15 Hours



Electronic Communication

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Discussion

Week Eleven




Work 15 Hours



Motivation, Leadership, and Teams

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Discussion

Week Twelve




Work 15 Hours



Conflict and Negotiation

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Discussion

Week Thirteen




Work 15 Hours



Job Search Skills

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Discussion

Week Fourteen




Work 15 Hours



Resume Package

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet

Week Fifteen




Work 15 Hours



Interview Techniques

Due Online:

Weekly Timesheet, Portfolio, Student (Self) Evaluation







 Total Work Hours:

225 (15hr/wk *15 weeks)

Total Lecture Hours:


Total Contact Hours: