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Senior Work

Senior Work Course Requirements

Here, by discipline, is a list of courses required to prepare for the Senior Independent Project (THEA 0700). Courses taken in fulfillment of core requirements may also serve as preparation for senior work.

Full Major

  • Acting: Two advanced acting courses and one THEA literature course, chosen in consultation with the advisor.
  • Directing: Directing II: Advanced (THEA 0324), Production Studio (THEA 0210 or THEA 0220) as Assistant Director or Stage Manager, and one THEA literature course, chosen in consultation with the advisor.
  •  Design: Two additional courses in design, and either Monuments and Ideas in Western Art (HARC 0100) OR Monuments and Ideas in Asian Art (HARC 0102) OR Modern Art (HARC 0202), chosen in consultation with the advisor.
  • Playwriting: One THEA Playwriting course, Playwriting II: Advanced (THEA 0318), and one THEA literature course, chosen in consultation with the advisor.
  • Literature: Two THEA literature courses, chosen in consultation with the advisor, Directing 1 (THEA0214).
  • Applied Theatre: Theatre and Social Change (THEA 0235) and one THEA literature course, chosen in consultation with the advisor.
  • Interdisciplinary: Three additional courses chosen in consultation with the advisor.

Joint Major

  • Acting: Directing I: Beginning (THEA 0214) and two advanced acting courses, chosen in consultation with the advisor.
  • Directing: Directing I (THEA 0214), and Directing II: Advanced (THEA 0324), and Production Studio (THEA 0210 or THEA 0220) as Assistant Director or Stage Manager.
  • Design: One additional THEA design course and either Monuments and Ideas in Western Art (HARC 0100) OR Monuments and Ideas in Asian Art (HARC 0102) OR Italian Renaissance Art (HARC 0201) OR Modern Art (HARC 0202), chosen in consultation with the advisor.
  • Playwriting: One THEA Playwriting course, and Playwriting II: Advanced (THEA 0318)
  • Literature: One THEA literature course, chosen in consultation with the advisor and Directing 1 (THEA0214).
  • Applied Theatre: Theatre and Social Change (THEA 0235) and one THEA literature course, chosen in consultation with the advisor.
  • Interdisciplinary: Two additional courses chosen in consultation with the advisor.
General Information

All proposals are reviewed collectively by theatre faculty and staff. Approval comes only as the result of a process in which a student demonstrates the necessary a) experience, b) organizational skills and work habits, and c) willingness to work closely with an advisor. Proposals that are late, poorly conceived, or badly written may be rejected.

Students enrolled in 500 and 700 projects are expected to attend weekly meetings during the semester of the project. Attendance will be a factor in the final grade.

Proposal Due Dates:

Preliminary Proposal forms are to be submitted the term prior to the project. You must meet with your advisor before submitting this form.

Preliminary Proposal FormPreliminary Proposal Form

Fall term project: due March 1st

Winter term project: due March 1st

Spring term project: due October 1st

Final Proposal forms are due as follows:

Final 700 Proposal FormFinal 700 Proposal Form

Fall term project: April 1st

Winter term project: April 1st

Spring term project: November 1st