As part of the graduation requirements at NYUAD, students are expected to produce a capstone project during their senior year.

The capstone project is aimed at creating a significant piece of research and/or creative work. In the Literature and Creative Writing Department, this can take the form of a thesis project: for example, an analysis and discussion, or participation within an ongoing theoretical debate. If a student is enrolled in the Creative Writing track of the program, capstone projects can also take the form of a creative composition.

The capstone experience culminates in the public presentation of the student project during the capstone festival and a capstone defense.

Capstone Seminar 2016-2017

All Literature and Creative Writing seniors are required to attend a Capstone Seminar on alternate weeks, and meet with their faculty advisor weekly. For more information on the Capstone Seminar, please contact the department head.