During your programme, you will work on academic and professional skills. You are also invited to prepare yourself for your future career in more practical and explicit ways, by:
- Reflecting on your motivation.
- Researching your opportunities on the job market.
- Creating ties with potential employers.
- Practicing skills needed for job applications and interviews.
This way, you will establish yourself as a professional.
During one of our Internship Labs, in the first semester, we offer as a first orientation on the internships in the second semester, by presenting a number of internship requests we receive from our broad network. The internship is an important means to start up or enlarge your network. Many of our students end up with jobs as a follow-up on that internship. You are appointed a supervisor who advises on how to orientate in the field and how to contact an internship provider. These preparations also train the necessary skills to apply for a job after graduation.
In recent years, our students have completed internships at, for example, Dansateliers, Kaaitheater, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Spring Performing Arts Festival, ICAF Community Arts Festival, or participated in our staff’s research projects, such as Performance Studies International, The City as Stage and Platform-Scenography.