The course allows for 100 hours of internships and aims to provide a professional application of a student’s skills and to gauge interest and preparedness by providing three weeks for internships or apprenticeships. Acquiring an internship is part of having one, so students are encouraged to find an internship locally or in the city where they live.
During the 5th, 10th, and 15th weeks, options for internship may include:
Work in a local venue, like the Georgia Theatre or the Classic Center, a local studio, church, or the Lewis Room.
- Work in a studio or related business, like an Agency, Management Company, or Label in Atlanta, where the student is from, or elsewhere.
- Work in a local IP related business, like the Flagpole or a marketing company.
- Work as a second engineer on a professional recording session produced at Tweed Recording
- If the student has their own business or business idea that they want to pursue, including their own recording or media project, these activities can count towards internship hours but must be approved by the course instructor.
- Build a home studio.
It is also possible for students to schedule a longer term internship within 60 days of graduation from Tweed Recording. Internship providers can only offer positions to students who are receiving credit for the internship course or if they are paid. We can withhold our evaluation of the student’s participation in the course for two months from the conclusion of the student’s matriculation. Internship is the key to placement and a logical step towards an entrepreneurial goal.
Students who are falling behind or otherwise not achieving at the Distinguished or Proficient levels necessary for graduation may use the internship weeks (5th, 10th, and 15th weeks) for remedial purposes and may work in the ProTools lab to this end.
- Application: Apply knowledge and skills in a real world situation
- Employment: Provide the student with touchpoints of experience to prepare them to start a new business or search for a job
- Professionalism: How to conduct oneself in a professional environment, developing communication skills, people skills, and the ability to work in teams
- Networking: Make formal and informal connections in multiple areas of the music industry
- Provide Choices: Experiment with various areas of interest and multiple employment possibilities