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Any Barrett student who is considering a major in Film or Theatre in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre should make an appointment as soon as possible with the Lead Faculty Honors Advisor.
Barrett Honors students who work with faculty mentors or thesis directors in theatre and film create multiple advantages for themselves in securing internships, research opportunities, or other opportunities related to the major that often become the source of thesis topics. Barrett students who work closely with faculty through the thesis/creative project process have unique advantages in demonstrating their scholarly and artistic commitment. ASU Faculty and Barrett alumni are often available to discuss the value of the thesis/creative project not only as good preparation for graduate and professional
school, but in securing a meaningful letter of recommendation from a professor who has worked through the process with you, values your commitment and is often willing to
place you in contact with colleagues at other prestigious graduate programs nationwide.
Your thesis/creative project may help you get admitted to the graduate school of your choice. Graduate schools frequently require writing or research samples as part of the
application process and this criteria is often weighted heavily in evaluating your skills and preparation for succeeding in their program. The honors creative project may serve as your bridge to the professional world of theatre or film. The completion of a solo performance piece or original film, for example, may provide the opportunity to perform or exhibit in a variety of venues including local theatres or national and international theatre and film festivals.
In Theatre and Film:
Examples of Performance/Production Projects
Examples of Writing Projects
The minimum number of committee members will be two, a director and second committee member. The director MUST be an ASU lecturer or tenure-line faculty member.
Coursework in the major or minor, including Honors Contracts, will prepare the student to complete a thesis. Prior to enrolling in FMP/THE HON 492 or 493, all students must complete a thesis/creative project information session. This requirement may be fulfilled by
completing one of the following:
Six (6) credit hours are the maximum amount of credit hours allowed in the SoFDT for the Honors Thesis/Creative Project. Students have the option of taking three (3) credit hours for FMP 492 or THE 492 Honors Directed Study in their junior year or first semester of their senior year. They are required to conduct their thesis/creative project in their junior or senior year by taking three (3) credit hours for FMP 493 or THE 493 Honors Thesis. FMP or THE 493 require a successful completion of the thesis/creative project and a formal defense before the student’s committee.
Honors Film and Theater Courses taught in the SoFDT include:
FMP 492 Honors Directed Study
FMP 493 Honors Thesis
HON 294 Acting Introduction
HON 394 Performance Seminar: Myth and Ritual
THE 492 Honors Directed Study
THE 493 Honors Thesis
THP 385/HON 394 Acting: Classical and Poetic Drama
Students may enroll in Honors Enrichment Contracts in most Film and Theater
Information about Honors Internship Opportunities can be found online.