Honors Projects

Students who have excelled in their theater and dance courses are encouraged to write an honors thesis in theater, dance, or performance more broadly.

The thesis is a significant research paper, usually accompanying the required Performance Studio project (THTR/DANC 4040/4041). During the fall semester of their senior year, students begin developing a senior studio project to be performed or presented in the following spring semester. The honors thesis is in addition to this project and expands upon the research conducted as part of the project.

Under the direction of a faculty member who has expertise in their chosen subject, students enroll in the honors course (THTR/DANC 4050) to write a substantial critical essay over the course of the spring semester.