Comm Arts 614/615: Field Experience in Communication
This undergraduate course, open to Comm Arts majors and applicants only, is a way of granting credit for work experience supplementary to the academic study of communication. Field experiences or "internships" might include work at local television or radio stations, advertising agencies, non-profit organizations or communication-related businesses.
- Minimum hours: Fall/Spring semesters - 8 hours/week; Summer - 120 hours
- Both paid and unpaid internships are eligible for credit
- Students may not enroll for two internships during the same semester or summer
- Comm Arts 615 cannot be a repetition or a continuation of Comm Arts 614
- Comm Arts 614 and 615 are offered for one credit each
- Summer interns will need to pay summer tuition for the credit
- Students can't transfer credit earned through another university or college for Comm Arts 614/615
- Internship must be located in the United States
Once You Have Been Offered an Internship
Obtain a letter from your supervisor, on company letterhead and signed, that describes your responsibilities. Submit it to Mary Rossa, the internship credit coordinator, for approval:
Comm Arts Advisor
6068 Vilas Hall
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Deadlines for Submitting Letter
- Spring 2017: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
- Summer 2017: Wednesday, June 19, 2017
Mary will authorize you to register for the course.
Course Syllabus and Assignments
The syllabus and assignments are available on the course Learn@UW website.
CA 614 and CA 615 are one credit each. Students completing a second internship will register for CA 615. Contact one of the academic advisors if you have been asked to provide a letter verifying that you are eligible to earn credit for the internship. Towards the end of your internship, the department will send an evaluation form to the sponsoring institution.