Department of Art and Art History

Wilson Hall, Room 310
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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(248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377

Scholarships, Awards and Internships

The Department of Art and Art History supports several scholarships, assistantships and awards in studio art, graphic design and art history. Each has different requirements and due dates, so see information below for scholarships with deadlines.
Scholarships and Awards

The department of Art and Art History supports several scholarships and awards in studio art, graphic design and art history. Please visit the Art and Art History office to obtain application forms for the ones listed below.



Awards

Travel Stipend in Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History may sponsor one or more art history, graphic design or studio art majors who travel abroad with an official Oakland University group tour under the leadership of a member of the studio art, graphic design or art history faculty. The applicant must be a declared art history, graphic design or studio art major in good standing. Other requirements may vary. The amount of the stipend depends upon available funds. Obtain applications in the Art and Art History Department Office, 310 Wilson Hall.

Travel to Art Museums Grant in Art and Art History

The department supports small grants of $25 to art history, graphic design and studio art majors and minors who travel to art museums as part of their academic study. In order to qualify, the applicant must be a declared art history major, graphic design major, studio art major, art history minor, graphic design minor or studio art minor in good standing, and must have enrolled in classes at Oakland University for two consecutive (fall/winter) semesters. The museum must be located in a city outside a three-hour radius from Oakland University, for example, beyond Detroit, Toledo and Ann Arbor. To apply, the student must complete an application form, describe the collection visited, and submit proof of entry into the museum. Obtain applications in the Art and Art History Department Office, 310 Wilson Hall.

Internships

An internship not only provides a real-life experience in the arts, but also provides useful contacts for employment possibilities and recommendations for graduate school.

The department encourages all art history majors to complete AH399 Field Experience in Art History, all studio art majors to complete SA399 Field Experience in Studio Art and all graphic design majors to complete DES399 Internship in Design. 

Students are required to meet Professor Galina Tirnanic, Art and Art History Field Experience Adviser, Professor Sally Schluter Tardella, Studio Art Field Experience Adviser, or Professor Meaghan Barry, Graphic Design Field Experience Adviser in the semester before the beginning of the semester in which they wish to intern.

Graphic Design Majors: Propose and Intership for Credit using Oakland University's Handshake.

Additional places to search for internships

You can also check out the Intern In Michigan website for other internship possibilities in Michigan. Through an online matching system they will make connections based on specific internship requirements and your individual interests and skills; you just need to register and answer a few questions.

Resources

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How an internship fits into your academic schedule