Capstone Project

The Capstone Project course requires non-thesis students to develop and to document a major piece of creative, research, or service-based work, in order to synthesize their experiences and represent their goals in the field. The distinction from the MA thesis is in the flexibility of its format.

Topics may include:

  • Repertoire development: creation of an extended storytelling performance piece or a selection of pieces on a particular theme.
  • Storytelling research: creation of an extended research paper on a particular topic in traditional or contemporary storytelling.
  • Presentation: organization and presentation of a storytelling event or series of events in a particular community setting.
  • Storytelling applications: a creative, research and/or service-based project that integrates knowledge and practice in applications of storytelling within education, health care, social work, psychology, ministry, law, the humanities, or other related fields.