There are dozens of opportunities for student-faculty research in theater, and the College and the department are eager to support student initiative in this area.
ConnSSHARP, the Connecticut College Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Research Program, offers summer research stipends in the humanities and social sciences. The stipends are offered on a competitive basis, and the summer research projects typically are followed by research during the academic year.
The Career Enhancing Life Skills CELS program offers funded summer internship opportunities which many students use to connect their major interest with practical research in the field. Courses such as the sophomore research seminar offer funded summer research opportunities for select students.
Research in theater takes the form of dramaturgical scholarship as well as creative investigation for performance purposes. The department encourages its students to pursue research opportunities in collaboration with faculty, and independently. We support honors theses in the senior year, which are two-semester independent studies that combine research and performance, culminating in written theses and production, where appropriate. See "Senior Major Capstones."
Get a head start on planning your or research opportunity by visiting the CELS office early in your first year and attending the interdisciplinary centers information sessions. Shain Library offers theater research resources.