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 combine critical and creative capacities. 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 2024-25 Honors in the Arts cohort will open on February 28, 2024. The deadline for applications is April 5, 2024.

HIA Proposal Writing Workshop - Mar 6 @ noon

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 for Honors in the Arts will be held:

Wed. Mar 12 @noon - 1PM, Roble Arts Gym (RSVP here)*

*Pizza provided

Wed. Apr 3 @ noon-12:30PM, online (RSVP here)




Stanford Arts Institute