Field Work Term is designed to support flexible options for applied learning, which may include an apprenticeship with a skilled professional.


This is a way for you to obtain hands-on work experience in a specialized trade, craft, or artistic technique. Apprenticeships can be combined with coursework or under an experienced faculty member, and in some cases may lead to a specialized credential. Check out this national listing of paid apprenticeships, and filter your search by relevant industry, such as "arts."

Apprenticeships are consistently supervised work experiences under a skilled professional; personal enrichment, unsupervised independent artistic work, or non-credit classes without additional supervisory structure cannot count as an apprenticeship towards the Field Work Term (FWT) requirement. 

Application Process

Students wishing to complete the Professional Training Option or an apprenticeship toward primary FWT hours must apply via the FWT Registration Form in Handshake.  For any questions on which option is the best for you, please email