The program and progress of each student must be evaluated by the Graduate Studies Committee at the end of each academic year. At the end of the first year, the Graduate Studies Committee evaluates the work of each student in classes, seminars, examinations, and performance. Production planning in the spring of each year for the following

The dissertation is an original work of scholarship created under the supervision of a primary dissertation advisor. The dissertation is the capstone of the Ph.D. in Theater & Performance Studies.

In Theater and Performance Studies, the University oral examination takes the form of a dissertation defense. A full draft of the dissertation must be submitted at least 75 days before the proposed degree conferral. The examining committee consists of five faculty members: one faculty chair from outside the department who does not share an appointment with

The dissertation prospectus must be approved by the candidate's adviser and by the departmental Graduate Studies Committee two quarters after taking the department oral. This should be done in, or before, the autumn quarter of the fourth year. Within 30 days of approval, a student should schedule a prospectus colloquium with the proposed reading committee (the

At the end of the second year of study, the Graduate Studies Committee makes a decision on whether or not to admit an individual student to candidacy. Based on its evaluation of the student, the Graduate Studies Committee certifies the student's qualifications for candidacy. Candidacy is an important decision grounded in an overall assessment of a

Students must complete three examinations (comprehensive; qualifying; and department oral) by the end of the first three years of study at Stanford.   FIRST-YEAR COMPREHENSIVE EXAM The first year exam is based on a reading list of dramatic works, choreography, and theoretical texts in theater and dance which is sent to students in the summer before the first quarter of

Students must participate in seven quarters of assistantship in Theater and Performance Studies:   RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP Three quarters of research assistantship with faculty members are required. Generally, this requirement is fulfilled in the third year.   TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP Four quarters of supervised TA-ship at half time are a required part of the Ph.D. program. The requirement is normally met by serving as

The student must demonstrate reading knowledge of one foreign language in which there is a major body of dramatic literature. The language requirement must be met before the student can be advanced to candidacy. The language requirement may be fulfilled in any of the following ways:   Achievement of a sufficiently high score (70th percentile) on the

In addition to the three core seminars, Ph.D. students must complete six additional seminars within TAPS (to be worked out with adviser). The unit minimum for these elective seminars is 24 units.