Students will develop a capstone project through a sustained and rigorous period of research. Students must demonstrate a thorough contextual knowledge of their topic. Students will plan their capstone project in consultation with relevant faculty members in regular meetings before or during their seventh semester. In their eighth semester, students will meet with faculty and students working in the major for discussion and presentation of their work. There will be key deadlines for first drafts, prototypes, rough edits, drawings, compositions, or production plans. Students will contribute to the assessment of the work of others, and discuss the creative process of preparing a capstone project as well as any themes that are relevant to the students in the major.