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Honors in the Arts – How to Apply

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Stanford senior during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.4
  • Completion of at least three creative/artistic courses that prepare the student to successfully execute an interdisciplinary capstone project

Admission to the program is competitive.

Applications were due by 11:59PM Wednesday, April 15th, 2020.

Preparation for the Honors in the Arts

  • Project proposal which addresses the following: a) the concept for the interdisciplinary capstone project or research; b) a description of your background in the disciplines that will be drawn upon for the project; c) why the project cannot be completed in your major department; and d) the relevance of the Honors in the Arts to your education both at Stanford and beyond
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A completed Faculty Reference Form (provided in the application)
  • Portfolio of relevant work. The details for the portfolio vary depending on a student's main medium of expression. If the following limits present a significant obstacle, please contact Devin Garnick (dgarnick@stanford.edu):
    • Creative writers should submit work that best exemplifies their strengths as a writer. Most writers submit about 12 pages of prose, 5-7 poems, or a short scene from a play, depending on the proposed project.
    • Artists working in visual, audio, or other forms of visual or digital media should submit work that most exemplifies their strengths in the relevant form. The committee will accept the following: up to 5 images (compiled in a single PDF file), 5 minutes of video or audio, PDFs, and linked external media (such as YouTube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud).
    • Performing artists should submit any relevant media that showcases their strengths as a performer. This is typically a short reel, production photos, or an excerpt from a recent performance. If such material is not available, the committee will accept an artist statement (not to exceed 3 pages).
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Devin Garnick
Program Manager, Stanford Arts Institute

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