Each graduating senior with a B.A./B.S. or B.F.A. in Theatre will conduct a culminating project that is designed to highlight their experience and development while at WOU. Credit for Capstones will be granted via enrollment in TA 453W, offered winter term every year. In coordination with their advisor, students are encouraged to consider projects related to departmental productions starting spring term of the year prior to their intended date of graduation.
Capstone projects will be presented for the faculty, fellow students, and invited guests (family, friends, etc.). The presentation is intended to be a synopsis of the Capstone Project. Presentations are expected to be 20 minutes each, and may contain performance elements, audio or video segments, and audience interaction. The date of presentation will be set in consultation with the faculty after completion of a draft of the capstone paper.
The Capstone class will have a strong written element, including the submission of a formal Capstone Proposal, the documentation of the Capstone Project itself through informal journal writing and portfolio development, and the completion of a formal report at the end of the project. Capstones are meant to be an opportunity for each student to develop a presentation that addresses what it means to be a theatre artist, demonstrates the skills and knowledge gained while at WOU, and integrates those skills and knowledge into a public presentation.