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 work alone or in pairs to 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).

The deadline for submission was April 14, 2023. Please check back here in September 2023 for information about how to apply to the 2024-25 cohort.

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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