Experience how the arts thrive at Stanford! Participants come together for a three-week intensive arts program offering academically challenging, interdisciplinary courses in architecture, art, film, and music.
Unlock your creativity at Stanford. Stanford is well-known as a destination for math and science—but Stanford is also a hub of innovation in the arts, with a rich tradition of excellence in music, architecture, writing, and design.
Stanford Summer Arts Institute offers six courses that emphasize the essential connections between the arts and other areas of study. Through lectures, guest workshops, and hands-on projects, participants dive deep into an advanced course topic exploring the urban environment, design thinking, user psychology, and more. Students do not need an arts background to participate.
Cost and Session Information
Stanford Summer Arts Institute seeks intellectually curious and motivated students in grades 8 through 11 with a record of achievement inside and outside the classroom, and a passion for the arts.
- Session One: June 22 – July 10, 2020
- Session Two: July 13 – July 31, 2020
Financial Aid is Available
The Admission Committee reviews all complete applications. Aid is granted based upon need, as well as other factors including merit. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Students who wish to be considered for both partial and full scholarships should submit a complete online financial aid application and all required income documentation. Please provide within a week of submitting the application.