Honors in the Arts

The Honors in the Arts program allows students from any major to combine their critical and creative interests in an honors capstone completed throughout senior year.

The Stanford Arts Institute offers an interdisciplinary Honors in the Arts program, 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, a grad student mentor, and 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.

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).

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



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