Skip to main content

Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.


Date Range
2014 2018


thumbnail image

I founded the ASU Shakespeare Club and then directed a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" set in a contemporary mental institute. This thesis includes the revised script, a journal of the rehearsal process, an introductory essay, and production photos.

Contributors
Gallagher, Nicole Marie, Fox, Cora, Giner, Oscar, et al.
Created Date
2014-05
thumbnail image

Technical innovation has always played a part in live theatre, whether in the form of mechanical pieces like lifts and trapdoors to the more recent integration of digital media. The advances of the art form encourage the development of technology, and at the same time, technological development enables the advancement of theatrical expression. As mechanics, lighting, sound, and visual media have made their way into the spotlight, advances in theatrical robotics continue to push for their inclusion in the director’s toolbox. However, much of the technology available is gated by high prices and unintuitive interfaces, designed for large troupes and ...

Contributors
Hollenbeck, Matthew D., Wiebel, Griffin, Winnemann, Christopher, et al.
Created Date
2018-05
thumbnail image

This creative project explores how macro-ecological photography can serve as a community engagement tool for the field of biomimicry, meant to provoke interest in the subject. My photos, and the organisms pictured in them, were hand selected for this project to form one cohesive, aesthetic set. The appeal of the colorful pictures captured the attention of audience members so they felt more inclined to learn about the informational content accompanying the art. Each picture is coupled with a scientific explanation as to how the pictured organism relates to the field of biomimicry, including concrete examples of its application. To maximize ...

Contributors
Gerber, Haley Dawn, Jenik, Adriene, Walters, Molina, et al.
Created Date
2018-05
thumbnail image

Our perspectives and experiences are constantly shaped by the music around us. Through the writing, recording, and producing of color, an eight track concept album, we seek to explore and reflect upon life’s most significant milestones. This paper chronicles the year-long creation process of color and highlights the important influences, challenges, and approach which made the album all the more transcendental.

Contributors
Huerta, Salvador, Tom, Nathan, Sandoval, Mathew, et al.
Created Date
2018-05
thumbnail image

For my Barrett Creative Project, I created an art installation that fostered comprehension, empathy, theorization, and healing surrounding the topic of mass gun violence in America. I used the space I was given in Gallery 100 as a graduating BFA student to host a multimedia installation designed to nurture these ideas.

Contributors
Dallman, Erica Ashley, Sale, Gregory, Hanson, Erika, et al.
Created Date
2018-05
thumbnail image

In this global economy, supply chains are the roads that connect us with goods, people, and information. Many, diverse people have a hand in paving those roads, but they go largely unnoticed. I wanted to give them a face; I have painted the portraits of each person involved in producing a cup of Starbucks's Sumatra blend from Indonesian Farmer to Barista. Hopefully the next time you take a sip of coffee, you see more than a cup of caffeine.

Contributors
Hicks, Ruth Ann, Pessler, Anthony, Davila, Eddie, et al.
Created Date
2018-05
thumbnail image

There is a five-inch thick border of swirling, endless black. Intricate pictures of places and people break the chaos every three inches. Symbols and figures follow a winding path, converging into a colorful disc surrounding a snowy circle. With a closer glance, you can see the order within the chaos, the thoughts and ideas that have prevailed across time and borders, and the eternal search for what it means to be human. This is my thesis – a medieval style tapestry woven from sixteen human origin stories across time and space. This tapestry encourages viewers to question what it means ...

Contributors
Coriell, Kelsey Diana, Bruhn, Karen, Sandoval, Mathew, et al.
Created Date
2016-05
thumbnail image

I admire people who take a stand and rise up to defend their homeland, tradition, and identity. Like my people, the Jews, who are Israel’s indigenous people, the Native American people also suffered genocide and were expelled from their homeland forced to wander. Like us, after centuries of persecutions and sufferings they were given a tiny land back that nobody else wanted previously and they still need to defend it. Like us, they rose up from the ruins with wounded people and formed a nation. Cultural Expression in the 21st Century celebrates the culture that surround us, yet many of ...

Contributors
Henenson, Elite, Smith, Stephen Mark, Hood, Mary, et al.
Created Date
2014-08
thumbnail image

Dysmorphia is a series of large-scale paintings that address the relationship between a body image disorder called Body Dysmorphia (BDD) and plastic surgery. The audience sees women of all colors, shapes and sizes in their most vulnerable state. However, the shapes of their bodies and the abnormal background are not what we are used to seeing. Presented in the IAP Studios, Dysmorphia aims to start a conversation around the rising global occurrences of cosmetic procedures, the patients who suffer from Body Dysmorphia, and how the two subjects relate. Plastic surgery is a highly controversial conversation that the world is currently ...

Contributors
Arnold, Brittany Marie, Kim, Marianne, Clark, Patricia, et al.
Created Date
2016-05
thumbnail image

Fracture explores the turbulence and chaos that succeed the dissolution of a relationship. It is a sensual and abstract collection of photographs that allows a glimpse of my eccentric world.

Contributors
Park, Zoonseok, Danh, Binh, Smith, Stephen, et al.
Created Date
2018-05