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March 1 - April 9, 2019

What students say

"The Arts Intensive was valuable to me because it was outside of the regular school year. I had time to focus solely on my creative work without the pressure of other classes” - Arts Intensive Student

Steps to Apply

  1. Decide which course(s) to apply to.  You may apply up to three but may only participate in one. 
  2. Determine if you are eligible and learn what will be required in your commitment. Read the full Commitment Form for all details.
  3. Review the question below that all seminars require.  Some courses may also include additional questions.  Draft your responses outside of the application and then submit the final version.

Application Question

Please write an essay (around 200 words) explaining why you are applying to this seminar. Think about these two questions: How do you see this seminar contributing to your academic and/or personal growth and your growth as an artist? What do you think you could contribute to the seminar experience? Among the possible topics to consider in forming your response: long-term or recently discovered interest in the arts; desire to explore your own creativity; personal and cultural background, including experience in the arts; relevant extracurricular activities. Be specific and offer details that illustrate your experience and what you can contribute to the seminar.



Mark your calendar: September Seminars 2019

Student Applications Accepted: Wednesday, March 1 – Tuesday, April 9 (11:59pm) 

Student Application Status Announcement: Friday, May 3, 5PM

Program Financial Support Status Available:  Friday, May 3, 5PM
Log into your application to see if you have received additional support to defray the $600 program fee.

Deadline for Students to Commit to Attend: Tuesday, May 7, 11:59PM

Required Spring Class Meeting with Your Faculty: Mid-May to early June
(If applicable, you will be contacted to attend a required class meeting with Faculty, Student Staff, and Students before the end of Spring Quarter)

Withdraw Deadline: Wednesday, May 15. Withdrawing after this date incurs a fee.

Important Dates

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   September 3 -
   September 20, 2019



April 9:  AI Student Application Deadline

May 3: Student application status is posted

Late May: Course Meetings

September 2:  AI Student Move in

September 3: First Day of AI Classes


Student Arrival Date: September 2, 2019, 12-5PM

AI Dorm Meeting: 7 pm

Classes Begin: September 3, 2019 (check with faculty for time)

AI Opening Event: September 3, 2019, 4PM

Students and AIPAs Move to their On-Campus Fall Housing Assignments: September 13, 2019, 5-8PM

AI Showcase and Program Ends: September 19, 2019, 12-3PM

Stanford University First Day of Classes: September 23, 2019