Caitlin Rose Edwards and Miles Gatrell in ARCADIA. A woman sitting at a table writing and talking.


Program Requirements

In order to complete a BA degree with Honors in Theatre Arts, students must:

1. Complete at least 9 semester hours of Honors courses in the Department of Theatre Arts.

  • Six semester hours, or two three-hour courses, must be regular courses offered on a Theatre Arts course number (THTR) and taught by a tenure track faculty member or a continuing lecturer. 
    • One of the above courses must be 3000-level or above.
  • Three of these hours are completed with an Honors Thesis Project.

2. Complete their degree program with a cumulative 3.33 GPA and a 3.5 Major GPA in Theatre Arts (THTR) courses.

Honors Thesis Project Requirements

  1. Be a Theatre Arts major and remain a Theatre Arts major while completing the Honors project;
  2. Complete at least one Theatre Arts Honors course before the project will be approved;
  3. Have two Theatre Arts Honors courses completed or under way in the semester in which the project is scheduled;
  4. Apply for approval of the project by April 1 of the year before it will be scheduled. Projects are not guaranteed a production slot.

Most Honors projects include: a major writing component, a public presentation of the work, and an oral examination or discussion of the work with the student's Honors Advisor.

Two semesters before the planned honors project, the Honors Candidate will select a topic and submit a formal prospectus for approval by the project and honors advisors. The candidate will complete the project under faculty supervision during his/her final semester (with enrollment in THTR:4692).

Students planning to complete the Honors Program are encouraged to indicate this intention to the department honors advisor, Megan Gogerty.

Honors Program & Honors Project Guidelines

Honors Contract Form

For any class that you want to take for honors credit, you must meet with the instructor, discuss the project goals, then fill out an Honors Contract Form. For Spring honors courses, the form must be submitted through MyUI by February 25. For Fall honors courses, the form must be submitted through MyUI by September 30.