Independent studies are usually offered at the 3000 or 4000-level and should not duplicate the contents of existing courses. There are three general formats in which an independent study can be done (although this list is by no means exhaustive):
- Build on or extend from existing courses
- Be in areas in which no courses are offered in this department
The usual way to begin the process is to contact a professor who may be interested in supervising your independent study and then discussing what might be appropriate. It should be noted that a course outline is required and final project reports and presentations are typical.
Independent Studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts require both an Independent Study form as well as the Fine Arts Independent Study Proposal form. Once both forms are completed, students will need to meet with an Academic Advisor to have their proposal approved. In some cases, the proposal must also go to a department committee for review.
- The form and proposal are DUE by the First Day of Classes in the term you will complete the course.
- Contact Fine Arts Advising about the process.