Admission to the senior honors program is open to music majors with a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and a 3.25 average in music courses. The honors project must be approved by the faculty supervisor and the departmental honors committee during the semester before the project is to begin. During the semester in which the project is completed the student must be enrolled in MUSIC 498.
Theatre majors who have shown extraordinary ability and accomplishment, and who have a minimum 3.0 cumulative average and a 3.5 in theatre arts courses, have the opportunity to do an honors project in THRART 479. Students should apply in the second semester of their junior year. The honors project must be approved by the program’s honors committee and must reflect a high level of competency in an area of theatre arts of particular interest to the student. It might take the form of a research paper on theatre history, a design project, an original play, or an extended work of dramatic analysis or criticism. The student will make a formal presentation and defense of the completed project before the honors committee. Honors in theatre arts will be awarded by the honors committee on the basis of overall academic performance and the work done on the honors project.