The honors program in the performing arts and arts leadership department is an opportunity for outstanding majors to demonstrate excellence in their chosen artistic discipline by pursing a directed project in their field. All honors majors will complete a total of 65 credits in the major including the five-credit course MUSC 4790 Departmental Honors Thesis Supervision.
Acceptance into the honors major is based on the quality of the proposed project and faculty sponsorship of this project. In addition, it is usually expected that the honors candidate will:
- Have an overall GPA of 3.50 or higher
- Have completed at least 45 credits at Seattle University by the end of junior year
- Have completed at least 15 credits in the major at Seattle University by the end of junior year
- Submit a Change of Major, Degree, or Specialization form to the Office of the Registrar when accepted into the major, degree or specialization
The student must identify a faculty sponsor with whom to work and complete an Honors Proposal form (available in the performing arts and arts leadership department office) by October 15 of the senior year. The proposal will be considered by the entire performing arts and arts leadership faculty.
In order to complete the requirements for departmental honors, the student must maintain an overall GPA of 3.50.
Honors students must complete 65 credits in the major. All majors must complete the five-credit MUSC 4790 Departmental Honors Thesis Supervision course.
The honors project must be completed and presented to the public by the end of spring quarter of the senior year and the student must receive a grade of A or A- for the Departmental Honors Thesis Supervision course.
Examples of possible honors projects include:
- Performance of original composition
- Research project and oral presentation
View Interdisciplinary Arts with a Specialization in Music, BA requirements.