The Honors program is designed to offer a few exceptional theater majors the opportunity to undertake a full year—two semester—creative and or scholarly project under the close supervision of a faculty sponsor.

Honors and Senior Projects

Seniors majoring in theater are strongly encouraged to pursue a capstone or Senior Project that will serve as the culmination of their undergraduate studies.  Usually, the senior project will evolve directly from the student’s concentration within the major, such as directing, designing, or acting in a full-length production. 

Students must apply for a senior project in their junior year. If the project requires assignment of space in an Oberlin theater or an alternative venue, the project application must be accompanied by an application.

Our Honors program is designed to offer a few exceptional theater majors the opportunity to undertake a two-semester creative and or scholarly project under the close supervision of a faculty sponsor. These students will be invited by the faculty from the pool of Senior Project applicants. In order to qualify for Honors status, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • posses a proven ability to successfully complete a significant scholarly/research project, as evidenced through coursework and or submission of a significant sample of scholarly writing
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.65 both overall and within the department