Submission Guidelines for Theatre Thesis - Embodied Thesis

Below you will find all the information you need to submit your Theatre Thesis (embodied portion) to DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence.

NOTE: You may not submit your embodied thesis until it has been approved by your program. The thesis submitted must be the final approved version. Visit MySLC for additional information about how to submit your thesis from the Graduate Studies Office. You will need to log in to MySLC to see this page.
Deadlines for Submission to Digital Commons:

  • December 1st for December graduation
  • May 1st for May graduation
  • August 1st for August graduation

Who Can Submit Here? Only MFA Theatre Graduate Program students with approved embodied theses may submit here.

Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:

What You Will Need:

  • Must be saved as PDF using the correct filename format with your first and last names: Lastname_Firstname_CopyrightForm_Month_Year. For example, Ferguson_Kim_CopyrightForm_Month_Year.
  • Must be digitally signed by both you and your advisor(s).
  • A signed and completed release form
  • Full Embodied Work
  • Must be saved
  • Must be the final approved version of your thesis
  • Must be saved using the correct filename format with your first and last names: Lastname_Firstname_Thesis_Embodied_Month_Year. For example, Ferguson_Kim_Thesis_Embodied_Month_Year.
  • Formal thesis title

  • Additional files
  • Includes release and consent forms that are integral to your work.
  • Abstract for your submission (up to 250 words)

  • Keywords
  • A list of up to 6 keywords to classify your research. For more information on keywords, see here.
  • Submitting your thesis is a quick and simple process. Follow the instructions below for submitting your documents to DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence.

    How to Submit:

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    Necessary Forms and Templates

    • Submission Agreement Form
    • SLC Thesis Cover Page
    • SLC Thesis Template
    • ission process, click here.

      Step 1: Download and complete the thesis submission agreement. Be sure the agreement is signed by you and all necessary faculty advisors. You will need a digital copy of the completed agreement in order to complete your submission in Digital Commons.
      Note: See the FAQ page for information on how to fill out and digitally sign a PDF.

      Step 2: Download and complete the release form. Be sure the release form is signed by you and all necessary participants. You will need a digital copy of the completed release form in order to complete your submission in Digital Commons.

      Step 3: Create or login to your DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence Account (you must use your Sarah Lawrence email address). If you are creating an account, you will need to activate it. Digital Commons will send you an email with a link that you will need to click to activate your account.

      Step 4: You will be asked to confirm you have a digital copy of your completed thesis submission agreement. Check the box and click “Continue.”

      Step 5: Complete the submission form. Required fields will be marked in red. You will be asked to select a subject category, list keywords, and submit an abstract, all of which enhance the indexing and retrieval of your thesis for future researchers.
      Note: See Author FAQs for more information.

      Step 6: You will be prompted to upload the digital file of your thesis, as well as the signed and completed digital thesis submission agreement and release form href="".

      Step 7: Click submit. The information you provide will be reviewed for accuracy by Library staff and published according to your selected, and faculty approved, access level. You will receive an email confirming that your submission has been received. Once you complete your Embodied Thesis, a copy of the recording will be uploaded into Digital Commons as well based on the distribution/access option you selected on the submission agreement.

      Information on Access to your Thesis: See here for more information on access options.

      When will my thesis be available on Digital Commons?

      Once you have completed the submission process, please allow up to 6 weeks for SLC library staff to review and post your submission. If you selected the open access option, it will be available to view and download from the DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence site. If you did not select the open access option, your name and the title of your work will appear in searches, but the document itself will not be available until the terms of your access selection are met.

      Please note: Submission agreements must be in PDF format before uploading to Digital Commons.