To earn a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, students must, within five years after their first matriculation, fulfill the following requirements: complete a minimum of 32 points of course work with at least 24 in residence in the Graduate School of Arts and Science, of which 16 must be in XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement (courses with the CEH-GA prefix), including (in the first semester) “Interdisciplinarity” (CEH-GA 3015) and, in the final semester “Capstone Project Seminar” (CEH-GA 3019). Finally, students must satisfactorily complete a Master’s Capstone Project, working closely with an NYU faculty member on a topic approved by XE. The Capstone is a rigorously researched and carefully designed project of substantial scope, presented in a format that best suits the project’s goals. Formats can range from traditional scholarly papers (at least 10,000 words long) to innovative creative projects, including works of fiction, photography, performance, film and digital media, as well as curatorial, community-based, and pedagogical projects. Creative master’s projects must be accompanied by a research-and-reflection paper of at least 2,500 words in length.