Guidelines for Performance-Based Independent Study

PERFORMANCE-BASED IS GUIDELINES

PREREQUISITES
  • 2 introductory courses in the proposed area of focus
  • 1 contextualizing course (in TD or another department)

AND
  • For Theater IS:
    • 2 intermediate or advanced Theater courses
  • For Dance IS:
    • 1 intermediate or advanced Dance Composition course     
    • 2 intermediate or advanced courses in Repertory and Performance
In some cases, equivalent Theater and Dance experience may be considered in lieu of prerequisites. Consult with your faculty advisor.
        
FORMAT
Performance-based IS may be developed using a Self-Produced format or a Department-Produced format. Determine your project’s Format by exploring the two options below:

Format - Self-Produced Performance
Format - Department-Produced Performance

APPLICATION AND PROPOSAL
If all prerequisites are met, the guidance of a faculty advisor is secured, and the format of the project is clear, you may submit your application. We strongly recommend that you consult with the Production Staff to address technical concerns prior to applying.  

Performance-based IS Application and Proposal 

WRITTEN REQUIREMENTS
The scope and scale of written assignments are determined by the advisor.  Typically these include:
  • Statement of Intent
  • Creative Process Journal
  • Reflection/Self-Critique

EVALUATION
Project evaluation is based on the faculty advisor’s grading metrics as well as staff and peer review.

Staff and Peer Review [to be linked]

NOTE: Projects are considered incomplete until all borrowed materials (e.g., costumes, props, hardware) are returned to the Department.