Honors in the Arts

Honors in the Arts allows students from any major to complete a creative thesis in senior year.

Honors in the Arts is an Interdisciplinary Honors program (IHN), open to undergraduates in any major. Over the course of their senior year, Honors in the Arts students develop a creative thesis project that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of their major. The program supports collaborative or individual projects that center research creation, combine two or more kinds of art practice, or blend art and research in some creative yet rigorous way. All students will work with a faculty advisor and a grad student mentor, and will participate in a weekly workshop with a cohort of interdisciplinary peers.

We are particularly interested in experimental work that engages new forms of expression for a 21st-century audience. Additionally, we are committed to building a cohort that reflects a diversity of identities, experiences, educational backgrounds, and artistic and scholarly interests. Such diversity only enhances our interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors.

Honors in the Arts can be completed in addition to honors work in a student's home department or alongside another capstone program (such as The Senior Reflection in Biology).

Applications for the 2025-26 Honors in the Arts open on Feb 26, 2025. The deadline to apply is April 4, 2025.

Info Session / Proposal Workshop

A Proposal Writing Workshop on Thursday, March 6 @ 12:30 PM
(RSVP here for the zoom link)

An info session for HIA will be held on Tuesday March 6 @ 12:30
(RSVP here for the zoom link).

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Contact:

Stanford Arts Institute
artsinstitute@stanford.edu