S.F. Internship and Studies Tracks

( Full semester is comprised of two courses, either 1 & 2 or 1 & 3 )

(Graduate courses available. Class load and credit hours determined on a case by case basis. Two credit minimum.)

1.   SF Bay Area Perspectives ( All students ) 

FMA 3770 (4 s.h.) / MSP 4890 (4 s.h.)

This course explores the historic basis for the unique blend of new media technologies, film, art, and ecology currently thriving in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Includes field trips and guest lectures by directors from tech and indie companies, as well as, professors and curators from institutions such as: University of California, Berkeley, California College of the Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco State University, The Exploratorium, San Jose State University, ZERO1: Art & Technology Network, WIRED.COM, etc.

2.   Internship Track Course:

FMA 3085 (4 s.h.) / MSP 4785 (4 s.h.)

Internships are supervised by the Internship Coordinator who is in regular contact with the placement site, site supervisor, and students. The Internship Coordinator is available for resume and cover letter review, placement advising, and contact information. Students are encouraged to arrange a number of interviews as part of their search.

3.   Studies Track Course:

FMA 4282 (4 s.h.)

This Special Topics: Interdisciplinary Arts and Technologies course enables students to focus on independent study projects with professional mentors in the field. The topics are developed from a variety of themes presented in the SF Bay Area Perspectives class including aspects of archival and curatorial practice.

Related Links


  • Nora M. Alter
  • Director
  • FMA Study Away
  • Alison Crouse
  • Associate Program Director
  • FMA Study Away
  • Room 14F Annenberg Hall
  • (Lower Level)
  • 215-204-5910