Access Your Creativity

"The Arts Intensive was valuable to me because it was outside of the regular school year and I had time to focus solely on my creative work with no pressure of other classes."  –Arts Intensive Student

Three weeks in September, two units of credit and most courses fulfill the Creative Expression WAYS requirement. All Arts Intensive courses invite students to dive deep into a particular art form. Classes meet daily in September before the start of the academic year.

All courses engage students in the theory and practice of a particular artistic discipline. Students live on campus with the other students in their course in a designated AI Program Residence. Opportunities for students to work as AI Program Staff are also available.

Past Arts Intensive Courses

  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Ballet
  • Ceramics
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Fiction Writing
  • Filmmaking
  • Modern Dance
  • Opera
  • Photography
  • Product Branding
  • Sculpture
  • Set Design
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Sound Art
  • Visual Writing

Past Next Stage Courses

  • A 24-Decade History of Popular Music with Taylor Mac
  • Pacific Standard Time LA/LA

See Also

Stanford NEWS Article on taylor mac Arts Intensive