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Office: Stanford Arts Institute, Littlefield Center, 2nd Floor
Mail Code: 94305-2250
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The Stanford Arts Institute (SAI) promotes the arts as an integral element of education and research at the University. It offers interdisciplinary curricula and programs that center the arts as a mode of inquiry, foster a culture of creativity, forge connections across departments, and amplify Stanford’s spirit of innovation. Since its founding in 2006, the Stanford Arts Institute has catalyzed the Stanford arts community to grow and thrive.

Courses offered by the Stanford Arts Institute are listed under the subject code ARTSINST on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses website. SAI administers two undergraduate degree programs: the Inter-Arts Minor, which allows students to design an interdisciplinary study plan that unites their critical and creative interests, and Honors in the Arts, which provides a framework for students to complete an honors capstone project in interdisciplinary arts during their senior year. Both programs are open to students in any major. Their shared aim is to allow students across the University to deepen their understanding of the arts, to familiarize themselves with creative theory and techniques, and to make meaningful connections between their home disciplines and art practice.


Faculty Director:  Hideo Mabuchi

Director of Undergraduate Studies:  Hideo Mabuchi