ASP students may also apply for a Capstone Project, which extends over 2 semesters and is worth a total of 8 credits, 4 credits per semester. The first semester must result in a thesis-type paper, the second in a performance that is directly related to the paper. The Capstone Project is open to:
- students who wish to complete a Concentration or a Minor in Performing Arts – the 8 credits from the Capstone Project then count toward the relevant requirements,
- students who have already completed either a Concentration or a Minor in Performing Arts,
- students who are not already completing a Capstone Project in a different discipline.
It is strongly recommended that students pursuing the Capstone Project take at least one additional course from the Performing Arts offerings both in the Monsoon and in the Spring semester of their year as this will help them engage with tangible academic material and with developing their skills to further develop their project.
To apply for a Capstone Project, students must find an advisor to be approved by the department and then complete the Capstone registration form during the registration for the Monsoon semester of their ASP year.