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Kim Fowler at UAH's Project Space, Studio 1047 at Lowe Mill A&E 

Photo Credit Kim Fowler

BFA Graphic Design Major Kim Fowler recently interned at UAH Lowe Mill A&E Project Space, a brand-new event space for students and faculty. Kim graciously discussed her internship experience and how her College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences education boosted her success in her own words below. 

About the internship:

I started my internship at the UAH Lowe Mill A&E Project Space in August of 2023 as the Digital Media and Marketing Designer. My job has been to handle all promotions of events and workshops going on in the space, both in print and on social media. I have worked alongside fellow interns as well as faculty members in running the space, and we have all been enthusiastic about this newfound presence we now have in Lowe Mill. I have now produced advertisement campaigns for four events, soon to be five! It has been a great experience getting to showcase our student and faculty accomplishments in such a renowned establishment.

How my CAHS education helped:

Since I am in my final semester, I have finished all of the art foundation classes as well as most of the upper-level ones. In the art courses, I was able to experience many mediums of art, which taught me the basic principles that govern all of the visual arts. Over time, I synthesized this into my main coursework- graphic design- and entered this internship feeling like I had a solid grasp on poster design and user experience. Our Typography and User Experience classes were especially helpful in my development as an artist, particularly because I got a lot of one-on-one time with the design professors.

Thank you, Kim, for sharing your experience! 

About the Space

The Lowe Mill A&E Studio is a multi-use studio hosting classes, speakers, events, and exhibitions. The studio space also hosts current students as artists in residence, giving them a public space to create and sell their artwork. The space is open Wednesday-Friday from 11 am-4 pm and Saturday from 12-5 pm.

About the Department of Art, Art History, and Design

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design has a highly qualified faculty and an exciting and diverse student body. The curriculum covers both the latest technology and traditional art equipment, all taught by working artists with real-world experience. With professional development courses, internships, and hands-on exhibition opportunities, students receive the academic foundation – and practical experience – to succeed in an arts career. In addition, the Department hosts three gallery spaces, each with a different character. The gallery spaces host student shows as well as exhibitions by nationally and regionally recognized artists.