overview of arts intensive
Academics Arts Intensive courses are taught by Stanford University instructors as well as visiting faculty. Each Arts Intensive student receives two units of credit for the academic work done in the course. In addition to the faculty leading the courses, Arts Intensive Program Assistants (AIPAs) work with the instructors and students during the program. AIPAs serve as teaching liaisons and as production assistants for arts projects developed during the course.
Students and AIPAs live together in a Stanford residence. In addition to the daily class sessions held each weekday during the program, students participate in field trips, lecture demonstrations in the evenings, and other program-wide events. Weekend activities are also planned, making the Arts Intensive program a dynamic immersion into the process of making art within a rich community of collaboration.
Eligibility Eligible students will have completed at least three academic quarters at Stanford and be in good academic standing. Admitted students who are found to have academic standing problems after the completion of spring quarter may have their admission revoked.
No previous art training is required. Applicants must intend to enroll in the Fall Quarter 2012-2013. (Co- term students and students planning to enroll in Overseas Study for fall 2012 are eligible.)
Program Cost The Arts Intensive Program cost is $1400. This fee covers tuition, room, board, books, field trips, and all class-required travel. Through the generous support of Stanford donors and friends, all students enrolled in the program will automatically receive an $800 scholarship. Each student will pay the remaining $600, which will be included in their university bill. Students are also responsible for travel to campus, phone, network activations fees, class project materials, and other personal expenses.
Financial aid is available to help defray the $600 program fee. The Financial Aid Office will determine eligibility. Students should indicate interest in financial aid on their application form. (This aid cannot be applied toward personal expenses or travel.) Financial need will have no bearing on course applications. (Note: We may not be able to consider financial aid requests made after April 22, 2012). If you are eligible, the Financial Aid office has also agreed to replace the portion of expected earnings lost due to participation in Arts Intensive with either grants or loans depending on your family financial situation. If you are accepted to an Arts Intensive class, contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
when you return to campus in September to work out lost earnings replacement.
Applications Faculty instructors will review and select the student applications for each course. Faculty appreciate students from a variety of backgrounds; therefore, students should provide thoughtful, thorough answers to the questions on the application.
Applications must be submitted via the Web at artsintensive. stanford.edu
5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2012.
You may apply to up to three classes, but a separate application is required for each. Students may view their application status on the web on approximately April 30, 2012 after 5:00 p.m.
Those selected to participate will be asked to complete a registration commitment form by 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2012.
Calendar Participating students must arrive back on campus between noon and 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 3, 2012. There will be an opening convocation that evening; classes will begin the morning of September 4, 2012. The Arts Intensive Program will remain in session until Monday, September 17. Students are required to attend additional class events scheduled after this date, such as class presentations or program-wide events, but no required events will be held after Friday, September 21. Students must have an on-campus housing assignment for fall quarter 2012-2013 or else make living arrangements for the time period following students moving into fall housing (Friday, September 14) through the conclusion of the program (Friday September 21).
*Students must attend all class sessions, class field trips, and mandatory program-wide activities.
**Arts Intensive participants cannot work a full- or part-time job or travel outside of required class activities during the program.
***Because of conflicts with required training schedules, appointment to RA, Theme/FA/CA and RCC roles preclude participation in Arts Intensive, as do some other dorm staff positions.
Student Commitment Students must be fully committed to Arts Intensive. Most instructors assign summer reading or other preparatory work and expect participation in online discussions during the summer.
Any dorm staff positions you have applied for should be disclosed as possible conflicts on your commitment form. All absences from Arts Intensive, including weekends, must be approved by the faculty instructor. Students cannot be absent for more than two days between September 3 and September 21 and may not arrive late to the program if it will cause them to miss a class meeting. As during the regular academic year, student conduct is guided by the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code. Admission to the program may be revoked at any point if a student is found to be ineligible or in violation of the Fundamental Standard or Honor Code.
The $600 program fee is considered nonrefundable once a student commits to attending AI. If a student withdraws from Arts Intensive prior to May 18 and a student from the waitlist agrees to fill the vacated spot, the withdrawal assessment fee will be reduced to $300. Beginning May 19, the withdrawal assessment fee of $600 will be imposed whether or not the vacated spot is filled. Exceptions due to illness require a doctor’s letter in order to waive the withdrawal fee. In other circumstances students must work with the program director to discuss having the fee reduced or waived. Note: The student will also be charged for the cost of all distributed reading and art materials if these materials are not returned to the program.
****Each Arts Intensive student receives 2 units of credit for the academic work done in the course
*****Financial aid is available to help defray the $600 program fee..
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