This eight-day festival is the culmination of this yearlong process and a celebration of the work created across the arts and humanities

During the fourth year, all NYUAD students produce a capstone project – either as an individual or team – in their major field. The Capstone Project is a demanding, yearlong endeavor aiming at a significant piece of research or creative work– an historical narrative, musical composition, performance, invention, documented experiment, scholarly thesis, or other form appropriate to the student’s goals. Unlike other courses in which faculty establish the structure and set assignments, students work independently with guidance from NYUAD faculty. The fundamental challenge is to extend oneself in making knowledge, reframing conventional approaches to an issue, or creating something new.