Honors in the Arts

The Honors in the Arts program allows students from any major to combine their critical and creative interests by completing an interdisciplinary honors capstone in the arts during their senior year.


The Stanford Arts Institute offers an interdisciplinary Honors in the Arts program for interested undergraduates in any major. Through a yearlong process, students develop a capstone project that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of their major. The program supports collaborative or individual projects that combine critical and creative capacities. 

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.

The 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).


This online workshop will help students interested in completing an HIA project develop a strong proposal, no matter where they're at in the process. The workshop is especially geared to juniors planning to apply to HIA this spring, but frosh and sophomores are also welcome! Bring your ideas and an open mind, and we'll take it from there. RSVP below for the zoom link.

Info Sessions:

Noon on Wednesday, Mar 15 at Roble Arts Gym (with pizza) - RSVP here

Noon on Wednesday, Apr 5 via Zoom - RSVP here for Zoom link

The deadline for submission is April 7, 2023.

white text on blue background: Homage to the Pixel an Honors in the Arts Project

Sarah Kim's Homage to the Pixel will be on display in the d.school atrium May 26 - June 8, 2022. A closing reception will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 4-5 PM. RSVP here.

Event: Embodied Introspection workshop

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Ruth Ling is leading a public workshop as part of her HIA project, An Embodied Introspection, on Wednesday May 25, 8-9PM in Roble Gym 115.

Event: Mary Magdalene, Daughter, Boatperson

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HIA student Diana Khong's Mary Magdalene, Daughter, Boat Person runs May 12-14 at the Nitery. More details here.



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