A New Approach to the Arts
While Stanford is well known as a center of innovation and entrepreneurship, at its heart it remains a liberal arts institution dedicated to the cultivation of new knowledge. Ground-breaking undergraduate programs, such as a joint major in Art Practice+CS, push students to their creative and scientific limits by fusing the digital and visual world of technology and art.
The Summer Arts Institute draws academically talented high school students grades 9–11 from around the world for an intensive three-week residential program focusing on a single interdisciplinary course that examines the intersections between art and other academic disciplines.
The Arts at Stanford
At Stanford, students don’t have to choose between their love of the arts and their dedication to a chosen academic field.
Why the Arts Matter
Stanford is investing in the arts as the cornerstone of 21st-century education. Simply put, the arts spur creativity, and creativity is critical to problem solving and innovative thinking.