The San Francisco Art Institute is currently accepting applications for all Graduate Programs for 2013. We invite you to become part of a global community of artists and thinkers renowned for diverse, provocative, and innovative work.
About the Graduate Programs
SFAI offers internationally regarded, two-year MFA programs in Design and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Reflecting a legacy of studio-based practice, these conceptual fine art programs encourage an experimental spirit, creative risk-taking, and interdisciplinary curiosity. Led by SFAI’s distinguished faculty, students are challenged to consider the contemporary, historical, and theoretical contexts of art as they develop a sustaining and vital creative practice.
SFAI’s two-year MA programs in History and Theory of Contemporary Art, Exhibition and Museum Studies, and Urban Studies focus on advanced scholarly inquiry into the major ideas, institutions, and discourses of contemporary art, and the social and political conditions of its production.
The three-year Dual Degree MA/MFA program is designed for students who want to synthesize the intellectual and artistic facets of their creative work, and cultivate a large portfolio of tools as cultural producers.
The three-year Low-Residency MFA and Low-Residency MA programs offer the rigor and artistic community of SFAI’s full-time programs, in a flexible format ideally suited for artists, teachers, and other art professionals who wish to develop and refine their work without sacrificing a professional career or commitment.
The one-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is ideally suited for students who want to strengthen their work in an intensive environment of studio practice and critical engagement, in preparation for application to an MFA program.
SFAI Graduate Open House: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Prospective graduate students are invited to discover SFAI in person. Tour our historic Chestnut Street campus and Graduate Center with alumni; attend a panel discussion featuring faculty and alumni; get information about admissions and financial aid; and learn about our robust slate of on-campus exhibitions and lectures by internationally recognized contemporary artists, art historians, and critics. Portfolio reviews are also available (advance reservation required).
View the Graduate Admissions Viewbook online
Get details about the application process
Contact: Jana Rumberger, Director of Admissions
T 415 351 3507 / firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco Art Institute
Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), a nonprofit art institution, is a vital convening place for arts communities and an international leader in fine arts education. A small school with global impact—notable faculty and alumni include Richard Diebenkorn, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Enrique Chagoya, Kathryn Bigelow, Peter Pau, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Catherine Opie, Lance Acord, Barry McGee, and Kehinde Wiley—SFAI enrolls approximately 650 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and offers a wide range of continuing education courses and public programs.