TD Bank Financial Group supported the establishment of the new NSCAD/TD Centre for Community Service Learning. The Centre, the first of its kind among visual arts universities in Canada, will integrate community service learning (CSL) principles into the NSCAD curriculum while promoting partnerships between the community and the university.
The NSCAD Internship course is a 6 credit, interdisciplinary option for students who are interested in learning more about working in Galleries, Artist Run Centres, Production Companies, Publishing Companies, or Jewellery Studios to name a few. For the student, working onsite in any one of these environments expands their understanding of how arts administration works including curatorial practices, grant writing, as well as how non-profit organizations function and their integral role in the cultural growth of communities.
The NSCAD Community Service Learning course is a 6 credit, interdisciplinary option for students who are interested in working with non profit organizations. Service Learning, although similar to an internship, incorporates a more experiential and two way learning opportunity for students. Students gain a unique perspective on their own talents, skills and creative abilities while working with a community group. The community group gains the benefit of working with an emerging artist, gaining insight into the creative process and how it can be applied to many aspects of life. Determining whether a project is an Internship or a CSL project can be achieved in consultation with the Coordinator of Community Service Learning.
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