Students may not change Programs (i.e. Film to Visual Arts, Theatre to Writing) but must begin the application process anew.
Within the Film Program, students may not change between Creative Producing and Screenwriting/Directing. Screenwriting and Directing students who have fulfilled all the course work requirements of another concentration may switch concentrations during Research Arts matriculation, if:
there remains a minimum of a full semester prior to graduation in which to develop thesis work in their new concentration.
the student demonstrates a compelling reason to change concentration. NOTE: If a student has already participated in a thesis class or completed work that would already qualify them for graduation, the request to change concentration will most likely be denied.
The student obtains the consent and signature on a Change of Concentration form, (see Forms section) of: (1) their current advisor (2) the Head of the Concentration they are leaving and (3) the Head of the Concentration they wish to enter into.
If the concentration change is permitted, the student will be assigned an advisor.