The Master's Capstone Project

Capstone students will:

  • Define the primary point of coherence of their curricular work by reflecting on previous coursework and anticipating post graduate opportunities
  • Synthesize and ask new research questions about existing work
  • Conduct further research in order to substantially revise or expand a current project or projects for a new audience
  • Use creative and critical methods to transform curricular ideas into new forms
  • Produce a digital project in which they by take advantage of a variety of media (writing, video, audio, visual, etc.) as appropriate
  • Connect curricular work with extracurricular pursuits and goals

Throughout the seminar in the fall and continued work with project mentors in the spring, students will create an electronic portfolio in which they will revise, remix, or expand upon existing work for a new audiences and contexts. No previous technical experience is required to create the portfolio, but students must be willing to learn and experiment with different platforms.

Here are examples of capstone projects, which might serve as models, alone or in combination with other parts, for the work of future students: