Apply for Co-op

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018/19 intake.

The deadline to apply is September 24, 2018 at 4pm. Note that there is only one intake per academic year.

To apply, follow this 2-step process:

Step 1: Submit an online application:

Step 2: Submit your online application confirmation, resume and optional transcript(s) in Canvas:

For more information about the program and the benefits of Arts Co-op, refer to the 2018 Undergraduate Program Guide (PDF).

To apply for Arts Co-op in September 2018, you must:

  • Be a registered full-time student in a BA, BMus, BFA, BIE, or BMS degree program
  • Have completed at least 27 credits at the time of application
  • As of May 2019, have at least 30 credits remaining to complete your degree
  • Have a cumulative average of at least 72%.

International students are eligible to apply.

Interested in learning more? Attend an info sessions to hear how the program works, the types of work and employers you can expect, and more. Senior Arts Co-op students will also be on hand to share their experiences.

Info session dates for the 2018 intake:

  • Tuesday, September 11, 5:00-6:00 PM, IBLC 261
  • Wednesday, September 12, 4:00-5:00 PM, BUCH A102
  • Thursday, September 20, 12:30-1:30 PM, HENN 200
  • Friday, September 21, 1:00-2:00 PM, BUCH A103

Students in the program must compete for co-op jobs, just like they would in a real world job hunt. Therefore, we strive to admit well-rounded students who would be strong ambassadors for our program. Your application should reflect this, with a strong focus on professionalism in content and format.

After the application period closes, there will be 2 rounds of evaluation. In round 1, shortlisted students are selected for a writing activity. Students shortlisted from that round will then be invited to group intake interviews. Through this process, we look for the following in prospective students:

  • Excellent written communication skills, as demonstrated by a strong application package
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, time management, and team work qualities
  • Demonstrated professionalism, maturity, enthusiasm, flexibility, and career motivation
  • Willingness to apply to a broad range of positions, regardless of location or wage (an ideal co-op student has a sense of adventure!)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 72%

If you decide that you are unable to participate in the Arts Co-op Program, or if you are not selected, there are other on-campus resources to help with your career development and job search skills. Please consider the following:

We also encourage you to reapply to Arts Co-op next year, if you are still eligible.