Independent Study and Research
Independent Studies (IS) serve students who wish to explore Theater and Dance beyond curricular offerings or within interdisciplinary contexts not addressed by existing courses. Projects may yield theoretical, practical, and/or performance-based outcomes. IS proposals are submitted for approval the semester prior to the project.
Fall semester IS: May 1 of prior semester
Spring semester IS: Nov 1 of prior semester
RESEARCH-BASED IS: Faculty Advisor approval required.
Identify and consult with a faculty advisor to develop research agenda, requirements, calendar, budget, and grading criteria for the project. The department may offer minimal support for expenses up to $100.
PERFORMANCE-BASED IS: Department approval required.
Identify and consult with a faculty advisor to develop the project proposal, production timeline, and budget. Follow the Performance-based IS Guidelines to apply. The department may offer support for expenses up to $350.
Performance-based IS Guidelines