For-Credit Professional Development
Art Academy of Cincinnati undergraduate programs include:
An optional 3-credit Internship Experience, which allows students to explore various creative pursuits of professional development. From museums, galleries, design studios, artist studios, local businesses, branding firms, art-supply stores, newspapers, etc., students can either choose to be self-directed in finding their internship or elicit the help of AAC Faculty & Staff. The selection of an Internship should be based on thoughtful consideration of each student's goals, what the student wants to learn and achieve in a productive and valuable work experience. The Director of Student Services or other Faculty and Staff help students to identify educationally purposeful yet practical experiences.
An optional 3-credit Life After Art School class offered by the Department of Liberal Arts, which helps students discover and prepare for various career options after their experience at the Art Academy. Non-profit, professional, independent, entrepreneurial, and academic options are explored through speakers, readings, and site visits.