Student Opportunities

April 14th, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: COFA Student Ambassadors

Tour leaders on COFA Open Day 2013. Photo: George Popov

COFA is seeking student ambassadors to assist with the marketing of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

The position involves providing accurate information on all degrees offered by COFA, admission requirements, application and selection procedures, student support services and university life to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students.

You will represent COFA at UNSW promotional events, career markets and high school visits, campus tours and more.

Read the full position description here.

To apply, email a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a CV to Chad Roberts.

Applications close April 29, 2014.

April 9th, 2014

William Fletcher Foundation Grants

Olearia, c. 1969, Oil on Masonite, 50x60cm

Applications are now open for the William Fletcher Foundation Tertiary Grants.

For further information or help submitting applications, please contact Sally Marwood.

Applications close April 30, 2014.

April 4th, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Electrofringe artist call out

Electrofringe is seeking artists to participate in a one-day program which will take place on October 4, 2014 as part of This is Not Art.

The program showcases new media and electronic art projects and consists of an exhibition, live works, workshops and a live show.

More information and an application form can be found here.

Applications close Friday, May 2, 2014.

April 3rd, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Crown Street Public Art

The City of Sydney is seeking Expressions of Interest for a permanent site-specific artwork to be integrated into the southern end of the Crown Street Village Centre in Surry Hills.

Artists, artist-led teams, curators and collectives are invited to apply. Expression of Interest documents called ‘E0314 Crown Street Village Centre Public Art’ can be found by registering at the City Of Sydney e-tendering portal here.

More information.

Submissions close 11am, Thurs, May 8.

April 3rd, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Thesis Writing for COFA Students

The Learning Centre is holding a Thesis Writing for COFA students workshop which will provide an overview of the thesis writing process, specifically for students whose art practice is a major component of their research.

The workshops introduce students to the traditional components of an academic thesis and then explore the ways in which these structures may or may not be relevant in the context of visual/creative arts practice.

Students are encouraged to reflect on the value that discursively ‘reporting’ their research may have for their creative work, and in terms of their ability to position themselves – historically and professionally – within the art world.

The series is divided into 4 sessions; students should attend all 4 workshops as each is centred on a different aspect of thesis writing. Topics will include:

  • Thesis structures and the idea of art practice as research
  • The function and importance of the literature review
  • Defining, understanding and justifying methodology
  • Academic writing, critical discussion, editing and markers’ expectations

The sessions run on Wednesdays over four consecutive weeks, from May 7-28, 2014. Please note that spaces are limited; you must RSVP in order to secure a spot.

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Library Seminar Room 209 (Kensington Campus)

To RSVP and for further information, please email Dr. Shivaun Weybury.

April 2nd, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Arts and Pinterest Editor

Art Pharmacy is seeking a volunteer arts editor and Pinterest updater.

The role involves editing and writing content for artist profiles and interviewing artists for a monthly newsletter. You will upload content to the blog and update their Pinterest profile to optimise user engagement.

The role is 4-5 hours per week for at least 4 months and can be done from home. Strong writing skills and an interest in art is essential.

To apply, send your CV and up to 250 words outlining why you want the role to Emilya by Mon, April 7.

April 1st, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants

Applications are open for The Ian Potter Cultural Trust grants.

Grants of up to $7,000 will be given to early career and emerging artists to further their development overseas.

More information.

March 31st, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Exhibit at The Fish Bowl

The Fish Bowl is now seeking applications.

All COFA students are encouraged to submit proposals.

More information and an application form can be found here.

March 31st, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Internship at Gary Bigeni

Gary Bigeni is seeking an intern to assist with design and daily studio tasks.

You should have:

  • Competency in Photoshop, Illustrator and Excel
  • Design drawing skills
  • Basics knowledge of materials/fabrications and fashion production processes
  • Good phone manner
  • Flexibility and ability to manage a range of tasks

For more information or to apply, contact Gary Bigeni.

March 28th, 2014

STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Art Gallery of NSW Scholarships

The Art Gallery of NSW is offering various prizes and scholarships for tertiary students.

See the links below for more information and closing dates.

More information.