It is your responsibility to find a full-time faculty member in the Art Department who will work with you for the year as your Thesis Adviser and who has the relevant expertise. In consultation with you, the Director of Honors will appoint a second and/or third reader; for ARS/ARU students, the committee usually consists of two studio members and one art historian; for ARH students, a committee of two members is usually the norm but if the nature of the project requires further expertise it might include an additional member. The committee members do not all have to be from the Art Department and might include faculty from the other institutions in the Five-College consortium. The committee needs to be in place by October 15.
During the fall semester of your thesis, you will be meeting regularly with your adviser (typically every other week). You are also expected to schedule an appointment with the Art Librarian early in the fall (see College Requirements for Honors). In December, you are required to schedule a meeting with your Director of Honors to report on your progress.
All Art Department Honors students (ARH, ARS, ARU) need to turn in to their thesis adviser a complete draft of the thesis -- whether written or visual -- by February 15 (or the following Monday, should it fall on a weekend). In the case of ARS and ARU students, this should consist of an exhibition plan detailing number, sizes and nature of work to be installed. Failure to do so will result in the conversion of the 8-credit Honors Thesis to two distinct 4-credit Special Studies. Your adviser and the second reader will offer extensive comments on this draft; on the basis of these comments, Honors students work independently to revise their theses. The final version of the thesis is due mid-April (as set by college requirements for Honors).