Home / Resources / Resources for students / Honors Programs

Honors Programs

Dance

The Dance program and Barrett, The Honors College offer in-depth educational experiences for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in dance. Once accepted into Barrett, The Honors College, students should make an appointment to consult with honors advisor, Robert Kaplan, 480-965-3014, to learn more about the various opportunities available.

Honors dance students enrich their academic study by completing a specific number of required honors credits, which may be fulfilled through honors contracts, internships and study abroad. Additionally, all students must produce a thesis/creative project to complete Barrett, The Honors College graduation requirements.

For a complete description of the dance honors program, see the guidelines on The Honors College website.

Honors External Examiner program

The Honors External Examiner program is an additional opportunity for students desiring to include an artist, scholar and/or educator outside of ASU as a special reader for the honors thesis. This highly competitive program requires submission of an application at least one month prior to the semester in which the student produces their final project. Learn more about the Barrett Honors External Examiner Program.

 

Theatre and Film

The Theatre and Film programs offer special curriculum for Barrett, The Honors College students majoring in theatre or film. Barrett, The Honors College, one of the nation’s highest-ranking honors colleges, offers students many unique academic opportunities for those studying the arts.

The thesis/creative project is your opportunity to contribute to and advance knowledge in your discipline in a meaningful way. In the theatre and film programs, a thesis/creative project may be conceived as a synthesis of the student’s previous work and experiences or an immersion in a particular area of interest. The goal of the project is quality, not quantity (e.g., a one-act, not a three-act, production) and students may choose to work individually or collaboratively. Examples include directing a short film, writing an original place, or creating a photo/visual art exhibition.

For a complete description of the theatre and film honors programs, see the guidelines on The Honors College website.

Admission to Theatre and Film Honors Programs

Students accepted into Barrett, The Honors College, should also make an appointment with the theatre and film faculty honors advisor, Professor Oscar Giner, 480-965-5335.

The honors advisor assists students in selecting courses linked to their particular interests and in selecting a faculty honors mentor, a guide to students as they work to complete their specific major.

In the first term of upper-division standing, students meet with the faculty honors advisor to establish an honors thesis/creative project committee.

Honors External Examiner program

The Honors External Examiner program is an additional opportunity for students desiring to include an artist, scholar and/or educator outside of ASU as a special reader for the honors thesis. This highly competitive program requires submission of an application at least one month prior to the semester in which the student produces their final project. Learn more about the Barrett Honors External Examiner Program.