Why Teach AI?

The Arts Intensive (AI) Program offers students the opportunity to study intensively with Stanford arts instructors and small groups of other Stanford students passionate about art.

What Students Say

Students remark that connecting with the Arts Intensive faculty intellectually and socially truly makes this program exceptional and gives students creative insights that they will carry through their undergraduate studies and beyond to their future endeavors.

Benefits of Teaching

Arts Intensive provides the opportunity to do a range of creative exercises in class and lets students explore their creativity without the fear of failure. Teaching a single subject every day outside of the regular academic calendar allows you to focus on a single creative project without the distraction of other courses and responsibilities. This freedom from the hectic pace of your regular course-load is as rewarding for the faculty as the students.

On Teaching for Arts Intensive

Important Dates

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August 30 - September 18, 2020



January 31:  Course descriptions, syllabus, and enrollment cap due.  Course revisions or edits for Returning Faculty also due.

February: Student Staff Recruitment

March 2: Texbook Titles and other course materials due

March 9: Student staff selections due (Available online at Faculty Review of Student Staff Applications or via email artsintensive@stanford.edu)

April 7: Student Application Deadline

April 27: Faculty enrollment selections due. Review of  Student Applications is Available online (Link for faculty review of student applications)

Mid May:  Course Meetings

August 31: First Day of AI Class

September 17, 2020: Arts Intensive Showcase

Program Dates

Student Arrival Date: August 30, 2020, Noon-5:00PM

AI Dorm Meeting: 7 pm

Classes Begin: August 31, 2020 (check with faculty for time)

AI Opening Event: August 31, 2020, 4:00PM

Students and AIPAs Move to their On-Campus Fall Housing Assignments: September 12, 2020

AI Showcase and Program Ends: September 17, 2020

Stanford University First Day of Classes: September 21, 2020