Arts on Campus

Welcome to Stanford Arts

The arts are integral to a Stanford education and to what Stanford offers its surrounding community and the world. The campus is home to two art museums and several smaller galleries, multiple performance venues, as well as departmental programs in art and art history, creative writing, dance, film and media studies, music, and theater and performance. An array of student performance groups and outdoor art make the campus a rich environment for art, artists and audiences.

Student Art Hubs

Roble Arts Gym offers students a unique space to explore their creative side and mingle with like-minded souls. Reserve rehearsal/performance space, music room, or even the VR room.

two women looking at a mural painted on a building

Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) trains and supports undergraduates in arts leadership by stewarding the power of the arts toward social justice.

Dozens of makerspaces at Stanford help students and faculty explore their inner maker while also supporting those who are experienced creators.

Explore Stanford Arts

  • Check out the Stanford Arts student guide for a full run-down of arts offerings on campus and discover the available arts departments and programs.
  • Make time for Arts @ Home, community and student resources to engage with the arts from wherever you are.
  • Watch, read, explore, and enjoy Stanford art museums from home.
  • Learn more about the Stanford Arts Institute, which offers interdisciplinary arts curricula and research programs.
  • Explore Art is My Occupation (AiMO), which organizes workshops, Q&A’s, networking opportunities and more for students interested in career pathways in the arts.
  • Visit the Stanford Arts homepage for more information.
  • Now that you are “in,” find out how to get “in”volved. RSVP to hear from members of arts focused student organizations.