Independent Study & Research

Independent study provides the ideal opportunity for a student to do an extended research project in a subject of particular interest. Students are encouraged to do independent studies with a faculty member with whom they have previously taken a course. Students doing Independent Studies in Art History are required to write a research paper. Faculty in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies are usually limited to two Independent Study students each semester. A successful Independent Study project can lead to Graduation with Distinction in the Major.

Students can obtain a Writing (W) designation for ARTHIST 493 or 494 (Research Independent Study). To do so the student must fill out a form, get it signed by their advisor and the DUS, and submit it before the end of drop add of the semester of the course. See the Trinity College policy on Independent Study to access the form.