Under the direction of Professor Carol Martin, the Honors Program in theatre and performance studies is a unique part of the Department of Drama’s mission to educate students to creatively engage decisive methods, texts, theories, and performances of the 21st century. Taught by leading faculty in the Department of Drama, the special-topic 4-credit Honors Seminars heighten intellectual exchange between students and faculty in seminar settings of 15 students.
In Honors Thesis, the third and culminating 4-credit Honors Seminar, students write a 30-40-page critical thesis developed from original research (not including endnotes and works cited) with the guidance of a fulltime faculty member that occurs in weekly meetings.
Students apply to write an Honors Thesis after completing two or more Honors Seminars with a grade of B+ or better. Students should develop a research proposal and then approach a full time faculty member with areas of expertise that match the subject of the proposed thesis to serve as a thesis advisor.
Applications for writing an Honors Thesis should be made two to three weeks before the semester of enrollment. Students with a thesis advisor and an approved proposal should contact email@example.com to enroll.
The theatre studies designation of the Honors Thesis course—Geography, Histories, Topics--is decided by the faculty thesis advisor in conversation with the student. Students can also use elective credits for all theatre studies courses. Questions about TS designation should be sent to the Directors of Theatre Studies and the Honors Program. Fulfilling a specific category means developing a topic to fit that category. The four TS requirements are: Geographies, Histories, Topics & Praxis plus “one additional” elective TS course in any category.
Theses deadlines are December 10 for the fall semester and April 25 for the spring semester. Students may have more than one advisor (one in Drama, the other can be in another NYU department). This option must be approved by the Drama faculty advisor and the Director of the Honors Program.
For questions contact Carol Martin, Director of the Honors Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.